UNESCO in Slovakia
by +421 Foundation on Nov 05, 2011
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Slovakia has 7 sights inscribed in the World Heritage List – 5 cultural and 2 natural....
Slovakia has 7 sights inscribed in the World Heritage List – 5 cultural and 2 natural.
Banská Štiavnica (a former major mining town) and tajchy (ancient water reservoirs around the town)
Bardejov (a historic town)
Levoča, Spiš Castle and associated cultural monuments
a medieval ecclesiastical town Spišská Kapitula
frescos in a medieval church in Žehra
Vlkolínec (folk architecture)
Caves in the Slovak Karst:
Dobšinská Ice Cave
Ochtinská Aragonite Cave
Primeval beech forests in Poloniny National Park and Vihorlat Mountains (localities: Havešová, Stužica, Rožok and Kyjovský Forest)
Wooden churches in central and eastern Slovakia (in Hervartov, Tvrdošín, Kežmarok, Leštiny, Hronsek, Bodružal, Ladomírová, Ruská Bystrá)
In 1993, the first three places mentioned in the list were all cultural Banská Štiavnica, Spišský Castle and Vlkolínec. Then in 1995, Jaskyňa Slovenského a Aggtelekského Krasu (Caves of Slovak and Aggtelek Karst) – a Slovak-Hungarian project was the first Slovak natural Heritage Sight. In the year of 2000, the historic heart of the city Bardejov became fifth UNESCO’s sight of Slovakia. Bukovské Vrchy (Bukovec Mountains) and Vihorlatské Vrchy (Vihorlat Mountains) in the eastern part of the mountain Karpaty (Carpathian Mountains) was inscribed in 2007. The last one is a cultural sight and in UNESCO from 2008 – Wooden Churches of the Slovak part of the Carpathian Mountain Area.
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