List of World Heritage Sites in Serbia

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The List of World Heritage Sites in Serbia 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]

Serbia agreed to take part in the World Heritage Convention in 2001.[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 four WHS places in Serbia.[4]

World Heritage List[change | change source]

Image Name Location Type (criteria) Description Date Number
All of the sites are Cultural Heritage.
Romuliana.jpg Gamzigrad-Romuliana
Palace of Galerius
Zaječar III, IV The site has fortifications, the palace in the north-western part of the complex, basilicas, temples, hot baths, memorial complex, and a tetrapylon. 2007 1253
Dečani3.jpg Medieval Monuments in Kosovo

Dečani Monastery
Peć II, III, IV The Dečani Monastery was built in the mid-14th century for the Serbian king Stefan Dečanski and is also his mausoleum. The Patriarchate of Peć Monastery is a group of four domed churches with a series of wall paintings.[5] 2004 724
Patriarchate of Peć 2010.JPG Medieval Monuments in Kosovo

Patriarchate of Peć Monastery
Ljeviška, Srbija.jpg Medieval Monuments in Kosovo

Our Lady of Ljeviš
Gracanica1.jpg Medieval Monuments in Kosovo

Gračanica Monastery
Studenica Monastery Kraljevo I, II, IV, VI The Studenica Monastery was made in the late 12th century by Stefan Nemanja. It is the largest and richest of Serbia’s Orthodox monasteries. 1986 389
Stari Ras.jpg Stari Ras and Sopoćani

Stari Ras
Raška I, III Outside Stari Ras, the first capital of Serbia, there is an impressive group of medieval monuments. There are fortresses, churches and monasteries. The monastery at Sopoćani is a reminder of the contacts between Western civilization and the Byzantine world. 1979 96
Sopoćani Monastery, side view, Serbia.jpg Stari Ras and Sopoćani


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 UNESCO, "Serbia"; retrieved 2012-7-18.
  5. "Medieval Monuments in Kosovo". UNESCO. Retrieved 3 Dec 2010.

Other websites[change | change source]

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