UNESCO World Heritage for Belarus

UNESCO World Heritage Sites represent some of the best natural, cultural and historic attractions in world travel. Below are details of the 4 cultural, natural and mixed sites inscribed for Belarus to date (a red World Heritage symbol denotes a site currently regarded as endangered). For more details of these properties, click on the links to the UNESCO website and the photographic galleries of these sites from OurPlace (where available). Also, check out UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage for Belarus below.

1979 - Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest
2000 - Mir Castle Complex
2005 - Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh
2005 - Struve Geodetic Arc

Intangible Cultural Heritage

Recently UNESCO has begun to document the world's Intangible Cultural Heritage which includes "traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants, such as oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe or the knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts". The current listings for Belarus are shown below - click on the links for more details.

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

2009 - Rite of the Kalyady Tsars (Christmas Tsars)