UNESCO in Czech Republic

Written by Bara

One of fourteen professional organizations (agencies) of OSN is UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The organization is based in Paris.

World Czech Heritage Centre UNESCO is an association of municipalities and cities in the Czech Republic, on whose territory are placed monuments from the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage. The aim is to preserve these heritage for future generations.

World Czech Heritage Centre UNESCO

So where do you find such special places and monuments, which entered the list of UNESCO?


  • Brno
  • Český Krumlov
  • Holašovice
  • Kroměříž
  • Kutná Hora
  • Lednicko-valtický areál
  • Litomyšl
  • Olomouc
  • Praha
  • Telč
  • Třebíč
  • Žďár nad Sázavou

Czech properties inscribed on the World Heritage List

  • Historic Centre of Český Krumlov (1992)
  • Historic Centre of Prague (1992)
  • Historic Centre of Telč (1992)
  • Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora (1994)
  • Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec (1995)
  • Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape (1996)
  • Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž (1998)
  • Holašovice Historical Village Reservation (1998)
  • Litomyšl Castle (1999)
  • Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc (2000)
  • Tugendhat Villa in Brno (2001)
  • Jewish Quarter and St Procopius’ Basilica in Třebíč (2003)


Czech properties submitted on the Tentative List

  • Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (2001)
  • Paper Mill at Velké Losiny (2001)
  • Fishpond Network in the Trebon Basin (2001)
  • Český ráj (Czech Paradise) Rock Cities (2001)
  • Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice – Church of St.Margaret at Kopčani (2001)
  • The Industrial Complexes at Ostrava (2001)
  • The Forstress of Terezín (2001)
  • The Spa at Luhacovice (2001)
  • The Betlém Rock Sculptures near Kuks (2001)
  • The Karlstejn Castle (2001)
  • Extension of the World Heritage Site “Historic Centre of Prague” with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (2001)
  • Cultural landscape of the stud farm at Kladruby nad Labem (2007)
  • Mountain-top Hotel and Television Transmitter Ještěd (2007)
  • Žatec – the Hops Town (2007)
  • The West Bohemian Spa Triangle (2008)
  • Paysage culturel minier des Monts Métallifères (Erzgebirge) (2012)
  • Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří (2012)
  • Great Spas of Europe (2014)

To be monument UNESCO World Heritage Site, must meet certain criteria specified in the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention. Of course, must first and foremost be the sites of outstanding universal value.



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