UNESCO World Heritage for Estonia
UNESCO World Heritage Sites represent some of the best natural, cultural and historic attractions in world travel. Below are details of the 2 cultural, natural and mixed sites inscribed for Estonia 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 Estonia below.
|1997 - Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn||Cultural site|
|2005 - Struve Geodetic Arc||Cultural site|
Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn
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 Estonia are shown below - click on the links for more details.
Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
|2008 - Kihnu cultural space|
|2008 - Baltic song and dance celebrations|
|2009 - Seto Leelo, Seto polyphonic singing tradition|