List of World Heritage Sites in Romania

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UNESCO has included up until now, 7 sites in Romania on the list of World Heritage Sites.[1]

List[edit]

The table lists information about each World Heritage Site:

Name: as listed by the World Heritage Committee[2]
Location: village or city of the site
County: one of the 40 counties of Romania
Period: time period of significance, typically of construction
UNESCO data: the site's reference number; the year the site was inscribed on the World Heritage List; the criteria it was listed under: criteria (i) through (vi) are cultural, while (vii) through (x) are natural
Description: brief description of the site
  † Natural site
Name Image Location County Period UNESCO data Description Ref(s)
Churches of Moldavia Biserica Arbore Arbore Suceava 015late 15th to late 16th century 598; 1993, 2010 (extended); i, iv The eight churches have external walls covered in authentic and particularly well preserved fresco paintings represent complete cycles of religious themes and are considered "masterpieces inspired by Byzantine art". These include: [6]
Humor monastery2.jpg Humor
Moldovita monastery1.jpg Moldovița
Biserica Inaltarea Sf. Cruci din Patrauti.jpg Pătrăuți
Mănăstirea Probota 20100721-156.JPG Probota
Mănăstirea Sfântul Ioan cel Nou1.jpg Suceava
Voronet Intrare.JPG Voroneț
Biserica Mănăstirii Suceviţa 01.JPG Sucevița
Dacian Fortresses of the Orăştie Mountains Sarmisegetusa Regia - ansamblu 1.jpg Sarmizegetusa Regia Hunedoara 0011st centuries B.C. and A.D. 906; 1999; ii, iii, iv An unusual fusion of military and religious architectural techniques and concepts. Including: [7]
Cetatea Costesti.JPG Costești - Cetățuie
Cetatea Blidaru2.JPG Costești-Blidaru
Piatra Rosie Dacian fortress 065.jpg Piatra Roșie
Bănița
Dacian Fortress of Capalna 052.jpg Căpâlna Alba County
Historic Centre of Sighișoara Sighisoara Clock Tower - Turnul Cu Ceas (2).jpg Sighișoara Mureș 01313th century 902; 1999; iii, iv A fine example of a small, fortified medieval town [8]
Danube Delta Dalmatian Pelicans in the Danube delta.jpg Tulcea N/A 588; 1991; vii, x Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve [9]
Monastery of Horezu Horezu bis man SV.jpg Horezu Vâlcea 0171690 597; 1993; ii A masterpiece of the Brâncovenesc style [10]
Villages with fortified churches in Transylvania Kirchenburg Birthälm.jpg Biertan Sibiu 01313th to the 16th century 596; 1993, 1999 (extended); iv A picture of the cultural landscape of southern Transylvania. Including:

[11]

[12]
2007 05230247.Câlnic AB-II-a-A-00196JPG.jpg Câlnic Alba
Derzs1.jpg Dârjiu Harghita
Inside The Walls, Prejmer (8158847374).jpg Prejmer Brașov
Cloasterf biserica fortificata1.jpg Saschiz Mureș
Valea Viilor Biserica fortificata.JPG Valea Viilor Sibiu
Viscri exterior.jpg Viscri Braşov
Wooden Churches of Maramureș Barsana Monastery - Romania 03.jpg Bârsana Maramureș 01717th and 18th century 904; 1999; iv Outstanding examples of a range of architectural solutions from different periods and areas. Including: [13]
Biserica de lemn din Budesti Josani (10).JPG Budești Josani
Desesti wooden church12.jpg Desești
Ieud deal.jpg Ieud Deal
Nyárfás, görög katolikus fatemplom.JPG Plopiș
Biserica de lemn din Poiana Izei.jpg Poienile Izei
Biserica de lemn Sf.Arhangheli Rogoz (10).JPG Rogoz
Biserica de lemn din Surdesti.jpg Șurdești

Tentative list[edit]

Neamț Monastery

In addition to sites inscribed on the World Heritage list, member states can maintain a list of tentative sites that they may consider for nomination. Nominations for the World Heritage list are only accepted if the site was previously listed on the tentative list.[14] As of 2014, Romania recorded 13 sites on its tentative list. The sites, along with the year they were included on the tentative list are:[15]

  1. Slătioara Secular Forest (1991)[16]
  2. Byzantine and post-byzantine churches of Curtea de Arges (1991)[17]
  3. Densuş Church (1991)[18][19]
  4. Trei Ierarhi Monastery (1991)[20]
  5. Monumental Ensamble of Târgu Jiu (1991)[21]
  6. Rupestral Ensamble at Basarabi (1991)[22]
  7. Neamţ Monastery (1991)[23]
  8. Historic Town of Alba Julia (1991)[24]
  9. Cule from Oltenia (1991)[25]
  10. Pietrosul Rodnei Massif (1991)[26]
  11. Sânpetru Formation (1991)[27]
  12. The Historic Centre of Sibiu and its Ensemble of Squares (2004)[28]
  13. The old villages of Hollókő and Rimetea and their surroundings (2012)[29]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/?search=&search_by_country=romania&type=&videos=&region=&order=
  2. ^ "Romania - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  3. ^ "World Heritage Centre - Romania - International support for the restoration and preservation of the Probota Monastery". Whc.unesco.org. 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  4. ^ "Eglise de la Résurrection du monastère de Sucevita - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  5. ^ "UNESCO World Heritage Centre - World Heritage Committee also approves three extensions to World Heritage properties in Austria, Romania and Spain". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  6. ^ "Churches of Moldavia - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  7. ^ "Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. 1999-12-02. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  8. ^ "Historic Centre of Sighişoara - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  9. ^ "Danube Delta - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. 2009-09-15. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  10. ^ "Monastery of Horezu - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  11. ^ "UNESCO World Heritage Centre - World Heritage Committee Inscribes 48 New Sites on Heritage List". Whc.unesco.org. 1999-12-02. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  12. ^ "Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. 1999-12-02. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  13. ^ "Wooden Churches of Maramureş - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. 1999-12-02. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  14. ^ "Tentative Lists". UNESCO. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  15. ^ http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/state=ro
  16. ^ "Codrul secular Slatiora (forêt séculaire) - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  17. ^ "Eglises byzantines et post-byzantines de Curtea de Arges - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  18. ^ "L'église de Densus - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  19. ^ "L'église de Densus - World Heritage Site - Pictures, info and travel reports". World Heritage Site. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  20. ^ "L'église des Trois Hiérarques de Iassy - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  21. ^ "L'ensemble monumental de Tirgu Jiu - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  22. ^ "L'ensemble rupestre de Basarabi - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  23. ^ "Le Monastère de Neamt - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  24. ^ "Le noyau historique de la ville d'Alba Julia - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  25. ^ "Les "coules" de Petite Valachie - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  26. ^ "Massif du Retezat - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  27. ^ "Sinpetru (site paléontologique) - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  28. ^ "The Historic Centre of Sibiu and its Ensemble of Squares - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. 2004-06-29. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  29. ^ "The old villages of Hollókő and Rimetea and their surroundings - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2013-09-20. 

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