Having ratified the World Heritage Convention in 1985, Hungary boasts with eight world heritage sites, seven in the cultural, one in the natural category.

Cultural criteria

- "represents a masterpiece of human creative genius"
- "exhibits an important interchange of human values, over a span of time, or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning, or landscape design"
- "to bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared" 

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Natural criteria

- "contains superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance"
- "is an outstanding example representing major stages of Earth's history, including the record of life, significant on-going geological processes in the development of landforms, or significant geomorphic or physiographic features"

 

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Our world heritage sites

World Heritage

 

Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.

Places as unique and diverse as the Caves of Aggtelek Karst, the Millenary Benedictine Abbey of PannonhalmaHortobágy National Park - the PusztaTokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural LandscapeBudapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy AvenueEarly Christian Necropolis of Pécs (Sopianae), Old village of HollókőFertő/Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape make up our world’s heritage.

What makes the concept of World Heritage exceptional is its universal application. World Heritage sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located.