List of World Heritage Sites in Ukraine

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Location of World Heritage Sites in Ukraine. Blue dots indicate the Wooden tserkvas sites and green dots the Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests sites.

Officially, there are seven World Heritage Sites in Ukraine.

World Heritage Sites[edit]

UNESCO lists sites under ten criteria; each entry must meet at least one of the criteria. Criteria i through vi are cultural, whereas vii through x are natural.[1]

  * Transnational site
Site Image Location Year listed UNESCO data Description
Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Saint-Sophia Cathedral Kyiv 1990 527bis; i, ii, iii, iv (cultural) [2]
L'viv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre L'viv L'viv 1998 865bis; ii, v (cultural) [2]
Struve Geodetic Arc* Struve Geodetic Arc in Felshtyn 2005 865bis; ii, iv, vi (cultural) [3]
Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe* Beskidy Bieszczady 2007 1133; ix (natural) [4]
Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans Chernivtsi University Chernivtsi 2011 1330; ii, iii, iv (cultural) [5]
Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora Chersonesos columns Chersonesos 2013 1411; ii, v (cultural) [6]
Wooden tserkvas of the Carpathian region in Poland and Ukraine* Zolkiew Cerkiew Pr Trojce Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Lviv Oblast, Zakarpattia Oblast 2013 1424; iii, iv (cultural) [7]

Tentative list[edit]

Ukraine has fifteen submissions on the tentative list. One of the submissions is an extension of the existing site of Kyiv's historical monuments. Mykolayiv Astronomical Observatory has been submitted in 2007, but in 2008 it has been resubmitted as a part of Astronomical Observatories of Ukraine

No. Image Name Location Time of creation Time submitted Reference UNESCO Category UNESCO Criteria
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Historic Centre of Tchernihiv, 9th-13th centuries Chernihiv Region 907 1989 668 Cultural i, ii, iv
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Taras Shevchenko Tomb and State Historical and Natural Museum - Reserve Cherkasy Region 1861 1989 672 Mixed ?
National Steppe Biosphere Reserve "Askaniya Nowa" Kherson Region 1874 1989 673 Natural x
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Cultural Landscape of Canyon in Kamenets-Podilsk Kamianets-Podilskyi 14th century 1989 670 Cultural i, ii, iv
Dendrological Park "Sofijivka" Cherkasy Region 1796 2000 674 Mixed ?
Bakhchisaray Palace of the Crimean Khans Crimea 16th century 2003 1820 Cultural i, iii, v, vi
Archaeological Site "Stone Tomb" Zaporizhia Region 7th century BC 2006 5075 Cultural iii, vi
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Complex of the Sudak Fortress Monuments of the 6th-16th centuries Crimea 6th century 2007 5117 Cultural ii, iv, v
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Astronomical Observatories of Ukraine Kyiv, Mykolaiv, Odessa, Crimea 18th century 2008 5267 Cultural ii, iv, vi
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Historic Center of the Port City of Odessa Odessa Region 1794 2009 5412 Cultural i, ii, iii, iv, v
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St. Cyril's and St. Andrew's Church - (extension of Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra) Kyiv 12th century – 1754 2009 5423 Cultural i, ii, iii, iv
Genoese Trade Ports at the Black Sea Crimea 2010 5575 Cultural ii, iv

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "UNESCO World Heritage Centre – The Criteria for Selection". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Archived from the original on 2016-06-12. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra". UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
  3. ^ Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Struve Geodetic Arc". UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
  4. ^ Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe". UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
  5. ^ Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans". UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
  6. ^ Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora". UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
  7. ^ Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine". UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

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