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List of World Heritage Sites in Bulgaria
UNESCO was created for the "conservation and protection of the world’s inheritance of books, works of art and monuments of history and science". The constitution of UNESCO was ratified in 1946 by 26 countries.
There are nine WHS places in Bulgaria. The first four properties were added in the World Heritage List in 1979, and the last in 1985.
|Inscription year||Property||Location||Description||WHS i.d. no.||Photo|
|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|
|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|
|1983||Rila Monastery|| Northwestern Rila Mountains, south of Sofia
||Medieval monastery, one of the region's most significant cultural, historical and architectural monuments||216|
|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|
|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
|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|
The Tentative List consists of sites which have been nominated. The evaluation process is not yet completed.
- Two neolithic dwellings with their interior and household furnishings and utensils completely preserved
- The Magoura cave with drawings from the bronze age
- The ancient town of Nicopolis ad Istrum
- The late ancient tomb of Silistra
- The Bachkovo Monastery
- The town of Melnik and the Rozhen Monastery
- The Roussensky Lom National Park
- The Ancient Plovdiv
- Thracian Tomb with Wall Paintings beside Alexandrovo village
- Vratsa Karst Nature Reserve
- Rocks of Belogradchik
- Central Balkan National Park
- Pobiti Kamani Natural Monument
A fresco from the Boyana Church
A view of the Ancient City of Nesebar
A chariot race mural from the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak
Drawings in the Magura Cave
Melnik, uniting old architecture with natural beauty
- World Heritage Committee
- UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Table of World Heritage Sites by country
- List of World Heritage Sites in Europe
- UNESCO, "Constitution"; retrieved 2012-7-18.
- UNESCO, "States Parties: Ratification Status"; retrieved 2012-7-18.
- WHS is an acronym. WHS stands for "World Heritage Site".
- UNESCO, "Bulgaria"; retrieved 2012-7-18.
- UNESCO, "Ancient City of Nessebar"; retrieved 2012-7-18.
- UNESCO, "Boyana Church"; retrieved 2012-7-18.
- UNESCO, "Madara Rider"; retrieved 2012-7-18.
- UNESCO, "Rila Monastery"; retrieved 2012-7-18.
- UNESCO, "Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo"; retrieved 2012-7-18.
- UNESCO, "Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak"; retrieved 2012-7-18.
- UNESCO, "Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari"; retrieved 2012-7-18.
- UNESCO, "Pirin National Park"; retrieved 2012-7-18.
- UNESCO, "Srebarna Nature Reserve"; retrieved 2012-7-18.