List of World Heritage Sites in Romania

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The List of World Heritage Sites in Romania is a group of places chosen by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

History[change | change source]

UNESCO was created for the "conservation and protection of the world’s inheritance of books, works of art and monuments of history and science". The constitution of UNESCO was ratified in 1946 by 26 countries.[1]

Romania agreed to take part in the World Heritage Convention in 1990.[2]

List[change | change source]

The World Heritage Site (WHS)[3] list has developed over time. It is part of a process; and the list continues to grow.

There are seven WHS places in Romania.[4]

Cultural[change | change source]

Name/Location[5] Region/County Description Ref nr Year added
Churches of Moldavia Moldavia Masterpieces inspired by Byzantine art 598 1993
1 Arbore Suceava County "The Decollation of Saint John the Baptist" Church of Arbore village. 1993[6]
2 Mănăstirea Humorului Suceava County The Assumption of the Virgin and of Saint George's Church of the old Humor Monastery. 1993[6]
3 Moldoviţa Suceava County The Church of the Annunciation of Moldoviţa Monastery. 1993[6]
4 Pătrăuţi Suceava County Sacred Cross' Church of Pătrăuţi. 1993[6]
5 Probota Suceava County Saint Nicolas' Church of Probota Monastery. 1993[6][7]
6 Suceava Suceava County Saint George's Church of Suceava. 1993[6]
7 Voroneţ Suceava County Saint George's Church of the former Voroneţ Monastery. 1993[6]
8 Suceviţa Suceava County Church of the Resurrection of Suceviţa Monastery.[8] 2010[9]
Dacian Fortresses of the Orăştie Mountains Transylvania An unusual fusion of military and religious architectural techniques and concepts 906 1999
1 Sarmizegetusa Regia Hunedoara County The capital of Dacia. 1999[10]
2 Costești - Cetățuie Hunedoara County Dacian Fortress. 1999[10]
3 Costeşti-Blidaru Hunedoara County The strongest of the Dacian Fortresses. 1999[10]
4 Piatra Roşie Hunedoara County Dacian Fortress. 1999[10]
5 Băniţa Hunedoara County Dacian Fortress. 1999[10]
6 Căpâlna Alba County Dacian Fortress. 1999[10]
Historic Centre of Sighişoara Transylvania/Mureş County A fine example of a small, fortified medieval town 902 1999[11]
Monastery of Horezu Oltenia/Vâlcea County A masterpiece of the Brâncovenesc style 597 1993
Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania Transylvania A picture of the cultural landscape of southern Transylvania 596 bis 1993
1 Biertan Sibiu County The site of Biertan with the fortified church and a part of the town. 1993[12]
2 Câlnic, Alba Alba County Village of Câlnic. 1999[13]
3 Dârjiu Harghita County Village of Dârjiu. 1999[13]
4 Prejmer Braşov County Village of Prejmer. 1999[13]
5 Saschiz Mureş County Village of Saschiz. 1999[13]
6 Valea Viilor Sibiu County Village of Valea Viilor. 1999[13]
7 Viscri Braşov County Village of Viscri. 1999[13]
Wooden Churches of Maramureş Maramureş Outstanding examples of a range of architectural solutions from different periods and areas 904 1999
1 Bârsana Maramureş County The Church of the Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple in Bârsana. 1999[14]
2 Budeşti Maramureş County The Church of Saint Nicholas in Budeşti. 1999[14]
3 Deseşti Maramureş County The Church of the Holy Paraskeva in Deseşti. 1999[14]
4 Ieud Maramureş County The Church of the Nativity of the Virgin in Ieud Deal. 1999[14]
5 Plopiş/Siseşti Commune Maramureş County The Church of the Holy Archangels in Plopiş. 1999[14]
6 Poienile Izei Maramureş County The Church of the Holy Parasceve in Poienile Izei. 1999[14]
7 Rogoz/Târgu Lăpuş Maramureş County The Church of the Holy Archangels in Rogoz. 1999[14]
8 Şurdeşti/Siseşti Commune Maramureş County The Church of the Holy Archangels in Şurdeşti. 1999[14]

Natural[change | change source]

Name/Location[5] Region/County Description Ref nr Year added
Danube Delta Dobruja/Tulcea County Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve 588 1991[15]

Tentative list[change | change source]

The Tentative List consists of sites which have been nominated. The evaluation process is not yet completed.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. UNESCO, "Constitution"; retrieved 2012-7-18.
  2. UNESCO, "States Parties: Ratification Status"; retrieved 2012-7-18.
  3. WHS is an acronym. WHS stands for "World Heritage Site".
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 UNESCO, "Romania"; retrieved 2012-7-18.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Romania - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. http://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/ro. Retrieved 2010-09-20.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 "Churches of Moldavia - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/598. Retrieved 2010-09-20.
  7. "World Heritage Centre - Romania - International support for the restoration and preservation of the Probota Monastery". Whc.unesco.org. 2009-02-09. http://whc.unesco.org/en/activities/372/. Retrieved 2010-09-20.
  8. "Eglise de la Résurrection du monastère de Sucevita - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/1995/. Retrieved 2010-09-20.
  9. "UNESCO World Heritage Centre - World Heritage Committee also approves three extensions to World Heritage properties in Austria, Romania and Spain". Whc.unesco.org. http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/644. Retrieved 2010-09-20.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 "Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. 1999-12-02. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/906. Retrieved 2010-09-20.
  11. "Historic Centre of Sighişoara - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/902. Retrieved 2010-09-20.
  12. "Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. 1999-12-02. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/596. Retrieved 2010-09-20.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 "UNESCO World Heritage Centre - World Heritage Committee Inscribes 48 New Sites on Heritage List". Whc.unesco.org. 1999-12-02. http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/165. Retrieved 2010-09-20.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 "Wooden Churches of Maramureş - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. 1999-12-02. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/904. Retrieved 2010-09-20.
  15. "Danube Delta - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. 2009-09-15. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/588. Retrieved 2010-09-20.

Other websites[change | change source]

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