The city of Bergen was founded on an old Viking settlement in the year 1070, and has a proud history and many interesting cultural monuments. Today Bergen has more than 260,000 inhabitants. The city is famous for its exciting mixture of old and new architecture, its charm and atmosphere. Bergen is surrounded by one of the world's most spectacular tourist attractions - the Norwegian Fjords, which is included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Bryggen in Bergen is also listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List, and the city is a designated World Heritage City. Bergen is a popular cruise destination and the leading cruise port in Norway with around 330 cruise ship calls bringing more than 450,000 cruise passengers per year.