List of World Heritage sites in Bulgaria

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There are ten UNESCO World Heritage sites in Bulgaria. The first four properties were inscribed in the World Heritage List in 1979, and the last in 2017.

Bulgaria currently has fourteen additional properties on the Tentative List.[1]


Locations of inscribed properties can be seen in the Google map link.

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Inscription year Property Location Description WHS i.d. no. Photo
1979 Boyana Church Boyana quarter of Sofia
42°39′0″N 23°16′0″E / 42.65000°N 23.26667°E / 42.65000; 23.26667 (Boyana Church)
A medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church 42 Boyana Church Mural Paintings.jpg
1979 Madara Rider East of Shumen in northeastern Bulgaria, near the village of Madara
43°18′0″N 27°9′0″E / 43.30000°N 27.15000°E / 43.30000; 27.15000 (Madara Rider)
An early medieval large rock relief carved on the Madara Plateau 43 Caballero de Madara, reserva histórico-arqueológica Nacional de Madara, Bulgaria, 2016-05-27, DD 39.jpg
1979 Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo Village of Ivanovo, south of Ruse on the Danube.
43°43′0″N 25°58′0″E / 43.71667°N 25.96667°E / 43.71667; 25.96667 (Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo)
Monolithic churches, chapels and monasteries hewn out of solid rock 45 Ivanovski skalni tsarkvi 20110714-42.JPG
1979 Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak Near the town of Kazanlak, central Bulgaria
42°37′0″N 25°24′0″E / 42.61667°N 25.40000°E / 42.61667; 25.40000 (Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak)
Ancient tomb, part of a large Thracian necropolis 44 Kazanluk 1.jpg
1983 Ancient City of Nessebar The old part of Nessebar, on the Black Sea, just north of Burgas
42°39′22″N 27°43′48″E / 42.65611°N 27.73000°E / 42.65611; 27.73000 (Ancient City of Nessebar)
Ancient part of town, situated on a peninsula (previously an island). 217 Bulgaria-Nesebar-04.JPG
1983 Rila Monastery Northwestern Rila Mountains, south of Sofia, in Rila Monastery Nature Park
42°7′0″N 23°24′0″E / 42.11667°N 23.40000°E / 42.11667; 23.40000 (Rila Monastery)
Medieval monastery, one of the region's most significant cultural, historical and architectural monuments 216 Rila Monastery, August 2013.jpg
1985 Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari Village of Sveshtari, near Razgrad in northeast Bulgaria
43°40′0.01″N 26°40′0.01″E / 43.6666694°N 26.6666694°E / 43.6666694; 26.6666694 (Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari)
A Thracian tomb dating back to 3rd century BC 359 Tomb sveshtari2-1-.jpg


Year Property Location Description WHS i.d. no. Photo
1983 Pirin National Park Pirin Mountains in the southwest of Bulgaria
41°40′0″N 23°30′0″E / 41.66667°N 23.50000°E / 41.66667; 23.50000 (Pirin National Park)
Natural reserve 225 Pirin - edno or Gergiyskite ezera - IMG 2935.jpg
1983 Srebarna Nature Reserve Just south of the Danube river, Southern Dobruja in northeast Bulgaria
44°6′51.98″N 27°4′41.02″E / 44.1144389°N 27.0780611°E / 44.1144389; 27.0780611 (Srebarna Nature Reserve)
A nature reserve and lake on the Via Pontica bird migration route 219 Кадър от Сребърна - 3.jpg
2017 Primeval Beech Forests of the Central Balkans 42°44′58″N 24°40′19.42″E / 42.74944°N 24.6720611°E / 42.74944; 24.6720611 (Central Balkans Natural Park) 1133 Букова гора край х. Рай.jpg

Tentative List[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "UNESCO World Heritage Centre - Tentative List: Bulgaria". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 2009-03-27.