List of World Heritage Sites in Albania

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This is a list of World Heritage Sites with properties of cultural and natural heritage in Albania as inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage list or as on the country's tentative list. Currently, three properties in Albania are inscribed on the World Heritage list. Two of these are cultural properties, one is a natural properties. The first site in Albania to be added to the list was the Butrint, inscribed at the 16th UNESCO session in 1992.

Below is the list and the tentative list of sites in Albania.

List of World Heritage Sites[edit]

Name Image UNESCO data Description Location
Butrint Amphitheatre of Butrint 2009.jpg 570
1992
Cultural; iii
Butrint is known for its archaeological and natural heritage. A number of major monuments dating back to the antiquity, are still extant including the city walls, late-antique baptistery, great basilica, theatre and venetian castles. In addition to archaeological remains, the site of the ancient city is situated within natural woodland with a complex ecosystem which depends on the nearby freshwater Lake Butrint and Vivari Channel.
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List of World Heritage Sites in Albania
Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastër Berat Unesco 2016 Albania.jpg 569
2005
Cultural; iii, iv
Both cities are inscribed as rare examples of an architectural character of the Ottoman period. Berat bears witness to the coexistence of various religious and cultural communities down the centuries. It features a castle, most of which was built in the 13th century, although its origins date back to the 4th century BC. The citadel area hosts many Byzantine churches, mainly from the 13th century, as well as several mosques built in the 15th century. Gjirokastër features a series of outstanding two-story houses which were developed in the 17th century. The town also retains a bazaar, an 18th-century mosque and two churches of the same period.
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List of World Heritage Sites in Albania
Primeval beech forests of the Carpathians and other regions of Europe AlbaniaLibrazhdLlange.jpg 1133
2017
Natural; ix
The Gashi river in Tropojë, northeastern Albania and the ancient beech forests of Rrajca in Perrenjas, central Albania. They demonstrate the postglacial expansion process of such forests and exhibit the most complete and comprehensive ecological patterns and processes of pure and mixed stands of European Beech across a variety of environmental conditions.
List of World Heritage Sites in Albania is located in Albania
List of World Heritage Sites in Albania

Tentative list[edit]

Name Image UNESCO data[1] Location
Amphitheatre of Durrës Amphitheatre of durres albania 2016.jpg 1996
Cultural; iv
List of World Heritage Sites in Albania is located in Albania
List of World Heritage Sites in Albania
Royal Tombs of Selca e Poshtme Selca e Poshtme Tomb3 ApparentGrave.jpg 1996
Cultural; iii
List of World Heritage Sites in Albania is located in Albania
List of World Heritage Sites in Albania
Natural and Cultural Heritage
of the Ohrid Region
Lin albania korce.jpg 2011
Cultural and Natural; iii, iv, vii, ix
List of World Heritage Sites in Albania is located in Albania
List of World Heritage Sites in Albania
Apollonia Apollonia, Albania (by Pudelek) - Monument of Agonothetes.JPG 2014
Cultural; ii, iii, x
List of World Heritage Sites in Albania is located in Albania
List of World Heritage Sites in Albania
Fortress of Bashtovë Castle of Bashtovë.jpg 2017
Cultural; iv
List of World Heritage Sites in Albania is located in Albania
List of World Heritage Sites in Albania

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UNESCO Official page for Tentative list