List of World Heritage Sites in Romania

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UNESCO has included up until now, 8 (1 is shared) sites in Romania on the list of World Heritage Sites.[1]

Location of UNESCO World Heritage Sites[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]
Biserica Manastirii Humorului si Turnul lui Vasile Lupu.jpg Humor
Mănăstirea Moldovița vedere laterala 2.jpg Moldovița
Biserica Inaltarea Sf. Cruci din Patrauti19.jpg Pătrăuți
RO SV Probota monastery ensemble 2.jpg Probota
Mănăstirea Sfântul Ioan cel Nou26.jpg Suceava
Mănăstirea Voroneț vedere laterala 09.jpg Voroneț
Biserica si curtea manastirii Sucevita.jpg Sucevița
Dacian Fortresses of the Orăștie Mountains Sarmizegetusa Regia 16.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]
Costesti Cetatuie Dacian Fortress 2011 - Tower House One and Stairs-4.jpg Costești-Cetățuie
Turn de colt al cetatii.JPG Costești-Blidaru
Piatra Rosie Dacian fortress 038.jpg Piatra Roșie
Dacian Fortress of Capalna 052.jpg Căpâlna Alba County
Historic Centre of Sighișoara Sighisoara - Strada Turnului.jpg Sighișoara Mureș 01313th century 902; 1999; iii, iv A fine example of a small, fortified medieval town [8]
Danube Delta Delta del Danubio, Rumanía, 2016-05-28, DD 19.jpg Tulcea 588; 1991; vii, x Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve [9]
Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe Izvoarele Nerei Caraș-Severin 41; 2017; ix
Beu.jpg Cheile Nerei-Beușnița
Baile Herculane .- Parc National vallée de la Cerna-Domogled..jpg Domogled-Valea Cernei
Cozia National Park, Romania.jpg Cozia Massif Vâlcea
Casute pe culmea Runculet - panoramio.jpg Lotru Mountains
Șinca Secular Forest Brașov
Karpatenlandschaft bei Slatioara.JPG Slătioara Secular Forest Suceava
Tibles Mountains from Pietrosul.jpg Țibleș Mountains Maramureș
Monastery of Horezu Horezu H03-45.jpg Horezu Vâlcea 0171690 597; 1993; ii A masterpiece of the Brâncovenesc style [10]
Villages with fortified churches in Transylvania Biertan - panoramio (1).jpg Biertan Sibiu 01313th to the 16th century 596; 1993, 1999 (extended); iv A picture of the cultural landscape of southern Transylvania. Including:


Cetatea din Câlnic 6.jpg Câlnic Alba
Darjiu Ansamblu (1).JPG Dârjiu Harghita
Biserica fortificată din Prejmer - vedere de ansamblu.jpg Prejmer Brașov
Ansamblul Bisericii evanghelice fortificate din Saschiz.jpg Saschiz Mureș
Biserica evanghelica fortificata din Valea Viilor (29).JPG Valea Viilor Sibiu
Biserica fortificata evanghelica Viscri.JPG Viscri Braşov
Wooden Churches of Maramureș Manastirea Barsana-Rasarit.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 Josani.jpg Budești Josani
Desesti wooden church15.jpg Desești
IeudDealMM2012 (163).JPG Ieud Deal
Nyárfás, görög katolikus fatemplom.JPG Plopiș
Poienile IzeiMM (104).JPG Poienile Izei
Biserica de lemn Sf.Arhangheli Rogoz (10).JPG Rogoz
Biserca de lemn de la Șurdești, Maramureș.jpg Șurdești

Tentative list[edit]

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 2016, Romania recorded 14 sites on its tentative list. The sites, along with the year they were included on the tentative list are:[15][16]

  1. Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Churches in Curtea de Argeș (1991)[17]
  2. Cule from Oltenia (1991)[18]
  3. Church of the Three Hierarchs in Iași (1991)[19]
  4. Densuș Church (1991)[20]
  5. Historic Town of Alba Iulia (1991)[21]
  6. Neamț Monastery (1991)[22]
  7. Pietrosul Rodnei (1991)[23]
  8. Retezat Massif (1991)[24]
  9. Rupestral Ensemble from Basarabi (1991)[25]
  10. Sânpetru Formation (1991)[26]
  11. Monumental Ensemble of Târgu Jiu (1991)[27]
  12. Historic Centre of Sibiu and its Ensemble of Squares (2004)[28]
  13. Old Villages of Hollókő and Rimetea and their Surroundings (2012)[29]
  14. Roșia Montană Mining Cultural Landscape (2016)[30]

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Romania - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  3. ^ "World Heritage Centre - Romania - International support for the restoration and preservation of the Probota Monastery". 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  4. ^ "Eglise de la Résurrection du monastère de Sucevita - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". 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". Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  6. ^ "Churches of Moldavia - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  7. ^ "Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". 1999-12-02. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  8. ^ "Historic Centre of Sighişoara - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  9. ^ "Danube Delta - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". 2009-09-15. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  10. ^ "Monastery of Horezu - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  11. ^ "UNESCO World Heritage Centre - World Heritage Committee Inscribes 48 New Sites on Heritage List". 1999-12-02. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  12. ^ "Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". 1999-12-02. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  13. ^ "Wooden Churches of Maramureş - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". 1999-12-02. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  14. ^ "Tentative Lists". UNESCO. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
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  16. ^ From this list is excluded the Slătioara Secular Forest, as it was included in 2017 in the Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe.
  17. ^ "Eglises byzantines et post-byzantines de Curtea de Arges". UNESCO (in French). 
  18. ^ "Les « coules » de Petite Valachie". UNESCO (in French). 
  19. ^ "L'église des Trois Hiérarques de Iassy". UNESCO (in French). 
  20. ^ "L'église de Densus". UNESCO (in French). 
  21. ^ "Le noyau historique de la ville d'Alba Julia". UNESCO (in French). 
  22. ^ "Le Monastère de Neamt". UNESCO (in French). 
  23. ^ "Pietrosul Rodnei (sommet de montagne)". UNESCO (in French). 
  24. ^ "Massif du Retezat". UNESCO (in French). 
  25. ^ "L'ensemble rupestre de Basarabi". UNESCO (in French). 
  26. ^ "Sinpetru (site paléontologique)". UNESCO (in French). 
  27. ^ "L'ensemble monumental de Tirgu Jiu". UNESCO (in French). 
  28. ^ "The Historic Centre of Sibiu and its Ensemble of Squares". UNESCO. 
  29. ^ "The old villages of Hollókő and Rimetea and their surroundings". UNESCO. 
  30. ^ "Roșia Montană Mining Cultural Landscape". UNESCO. 

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