UNESCO World Heritage for Romania

UNESCO World Heritage Sites represent some of the best natural, cultural and historic attractions in world travel. Below are details of the 7 cultural, natural and mixed sites inscribed for Romania 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 Romania below.

1991 - Danube Delta
1993 - Churches of Moldavia
1993 - Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania
1993 - Monastery of Horezu
1999 - Wooden Churches of Maramures
1999 - Historic Centre of Sighisoara
1999 - Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains

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 Romania are shown below - click on the links for more details.

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

2008 - Calus ritual
2009 - Doina
2012 - Craftsmanship of Horezu ceramics