UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage

Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.

Romania has many UNESCO heritage sites.  There are landscapes like the Danube Delta.  Monuments like the wooden churches in Maramureș, the monasteries in Bukovina, the fortified churches in Transylvania, Medieval city centers like Sighișoara, etc.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection, and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO in 1972.

What makes the concept of World Heritage exceptional is its universal application. World Heritage sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located.

More information: https://whc.unesco.org/UNESCO World Heritage