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List of World Heritage Sites in Bulgaria


List of World Heritage Sites in Bulgaria

Location of World Heritage Sites within Bulgaria

There are nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bulgaria. The first four properties were inscribed in the World Heritage List in 1979, and the last in 1985.

Bulgaria currently has fourteen additional properties on the Tentative List.[1]


  • Inscribed 1
    • Cultural 1.1
    • Natural 1.2
  • Tentative List 2
  • Gallery 3
  • See also 4
  • Notes 5
  • External links 6


Locations of inscribed properties can be seen in the Google map link.


Inscription year Property Location Description WHS i.d. no. Photo
1979 Boyana Church Boyana quarter of Sofia
A medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church 42
1979 Madara Rider East of Shumen in northeastern Bulgaria, near the village of Madara
An early medieval large rock relief carved on the Madara Plateau 43
1979 Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo Village of Ivanovo, south of Ruse on the Danube.
Monolithic churches, chapels and monasteries hewn out of solid rock 45
1979 Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak Near the town of Kazanlak, central Bulgaria
Ancient tomb, part of a large Thracian necropolis 44
1983 Ancient City of Nessebar The old part of Nessebar, on the Black Sea, just north of Burgas
Ancient part of town, situated on a peninsula (previously an island). 217
1983 Rila Monastery Northwestern Rila Mountains, south of Sofia
Medieval monastery, one of the region's most significant cultural, historical and architectural monuments 216
1985 Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari Village of Sveshtari, near Razgrad in northeast Bulgaria
A Thracian tomb dating back to 3rd century BC 359


Year Property Location Description WHS i.d. no. Photo
1983 Pirin National Park Pirin Mountains in the southwest of Bulgaria
Natural reserve 225
1983 Srebarna Nature Reserve Just south of the Danube river, Southern Dobruja in northeast Bulgaria
A nature reserve and lake on the Via Pontica bird migration route 219

Tentative List


See also


  1. ^ "UNESCO World Heritage Centre - Tentative List: Bulgaria". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 2009-03-27. 

External links

  • Bulgaria at the UNESCO World Heritage Centre
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