List of World Heritage Sites in Romania

UNESCO has so far inscribed on to the list of World Heritage Sites a total of eight sites in Romania, one of which is shared.[1]

List

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 Arbore Suceava late 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: 1993
  • Saint George's Church of the former Voroneț Monastery.
  • Church of the Resurrection of Sucevița Monastery.[4][5]
  • [6]
    Humor
    Moldovița
    Pătrăuți
    Probota
    Suceava
    Voroneț
    Sucevița
    Dacian Fortresses of the Orăștie Mountains Sarmizegetusa Regia Hunedoara 1st centuries B.C. and A.D. 906; 1999; ii, iii, iv An unusual fusion of military and religious architectural techniques and concepts. Including: [7]
    Costești-Cetățuie
    Costești-Blidaru
    Piatra Roșie
    Bănița
    Căpâlna Alba County
    Historic Centre of Sighișoara Sighișoara Mureș 13th century 902; 1999; iii, iv A fine example of a small, fortified medieval town [8]
    Danube Delta 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
    Cheile Nerei-Beușnița
    Domogled-Valea Cernei
    Cozia Massif Vâlcea
    Lotru Mountains
    Șinca Secular Forest Brașov
    Slătioara Secular Forest Suceava
    Țibleș Mountains Maramureș
    Monastery of Horezu Horezu Vâlcea 1690 597; 1993; ii A masterpiece of the Brâncovenesc style [10]
    Villages with fortified churches in Transylvania Biertan Sibiu 13th to the 16th century 596; 1993, 1999 (extended); iv A picture of the cultural landscape of southern Transylvania. Including:

    [11]

    [12]
    Câlnic Alba
    Dârjiu Harghita
    Prejmer Brașov
    Saschiz Mureș
    Valea Viilor Sibiu
    Viscri Braşov
    Wooden Churches of Maramureș Bârsana Maramureș 17th and 18th century 904; 1999; iv Outstanding examples of a range of architectural solutions from different periods and areas. Including: [13]
    Budești Josani
    Desești
    Ieud Deal
    Plopiș
    Poienile Izei
    Rogoz
    Șurdești

    Tentative list

    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. Rosia Montana Mining Cultural Landscape (2016)[30]

    See also

    References

    1. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/?search=&search_by_country=romania&type=&videos=&region=&order=
    2. "Romania – UNESCO World Heritage Centre". UNESCO. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
    3. "World Heritage Centre – Romania – International support for the restoration and preservation of the Probota Monastery". UNESCO. 9 February 2009. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
    4. "Eglise de la Résurrection du monastère de Sucevita – UNESCO World Heritage Centre". UNESCO. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
    5. "UNESCO World Heritage Centre – World Heritage Committee also approves three extensions to World Heritage properties in Austria, Romania and Spain". UNESCO. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
    6. "Churches of Moldavia – UNESCO World Heritage Centre". UNESCO. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
    7. "Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains – UNESCO World Heritage Centre". UNESCO. 2 December 1999. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
    8. "Historic Centre of Sighişoara – UNESCO World Heritage Centre". UNESCO. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
    9. "Danube Delta – UNESCO World Heritage Centre". UNESCO. 15 September 2009. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
    10. "Monastery of Horezu – UNESCO World Heritage Centre". UNESCO. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
    11. "UNESCO World Heritage Centre – World Heritage Committee Inscribes 48 New Sites on Heritage List". UNESCO. 2 December 1999. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
    12. "Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania – UNESCO World Heritage Centre". UNESCO. 2 December 1999. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
    13. "Wooden Churches of Maramureş – UNESCO World Heritage Centre". UNESCO. 2 December 1999. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
    14. "Tentative Lists". UNESCO. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
    15. "UNESCO World Heritage Centre – Tentative Lists".
    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" (in French). UNESCO.
    18. "Les " coules " de Petite Valachie" (in French). UNESCO.
    19. "L'église des Trois Hiérarques de Iassy" (in French). UNESCO.
    20. "L'église de Densus" (in French). UNESCO.
    21. "Le noyau historique de la ville d'Alba Julia" (in French). UNESCO.
    22. "Le Monastère de Neamt" (in French). UNESCO.
    23. "Pietrosul Rodnei (sommet de montagne)" (in French). UNESCO.
    24. "Massif du Retezat" (in French). UNESCO.
    25. "L'ensemble rupestre de Basarabi" (in French). UNESCO.
    26. "Sinpetru (site paléontologique)" (in French). UNESCO.
    27. "L'ensemble monumental de Tirgu Jiu" (in French). UNESCO.
    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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