Eastern European UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Church of St Johan in Macedonia
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These UNESCO World Heritage sites have been marked as of special cultural and historical interest in Eastern Europe. Eastern European UNESCO sites are under protection and preservation so that they may be enjoyed by the global community for years to come. These sites are some of the most travel-worthy and photographic in Eastern Europe. Each UNESCO site is something special – you won’t be disappointed if you work them into your Eastern Europe travel itinerary.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Eastern Europe


  • Butrint
  • Museum-City of Gjirokastra


  • Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh
  • Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Białowieża Forest
  • Mir Castle Complex
  • Struve Geodetic Arc

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar
  • Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge in Višegrad


  • Ancient City of Nessebar
  • Boyana Church
  • Madara Rider
  • Pirin National Park
  • Rila Monastery
  • Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  • Srebarna Nature Reserve
  • Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak
  • Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari


  • The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik
  • Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Center of Poreč
  • Historic City of Trogir
  • Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
  • Old City of Dubrovnik
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Stari Grad Plain

Czech Republic

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


  • Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn
  • Struve Geodetic Arc


  • Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
  • Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
  • Hortobágy National Park - the Puszta
  • Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs (Sopianae)
  • Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape
  • Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment
  • Old Village of Hollókö and its Surroundings
  • Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape


  • Historic Centre of Riga
  • Struve Geodetic Arc


  • Curonian Spit
  • Kernavė Archaeological Site (Cultural Reserve of Kernavė)
  • Struve Geodetic Arc
  • Vilnius Historic Centre


  • Durmitor National Park
  • Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor


  • Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Białowieża Forest
  • Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork
  • Centennial Hall in Wroclaw
  • Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica
  • Krakow's Historic Centre
  • Historic Centre of Warsaw
  • Medieval Town of Toruń
  • Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski
  • Old City of Zamość
  • Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: the Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland

The Republic of Macedonia

  • Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region

The Republic of Moldova

  • Struve Geodetic Arc


  • Churches of Moldavia
  • Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains
  • Danube Delta
  • Historic Centre of Sighişoara
  • Monastery of Horezu
  • Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania
  • Wooden Churches of Maramureş

Russian Federation

  • Architectural Ensemble of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad
  • Central Sikhote-Alin
  • Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent
  • Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye
  • Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands
  • Curonian Spit
  • Ensemble of the Ferrapontov Monastery
  • Ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent
  • Golden Mountains of Altai
  • Historical Centre of the City of Yaroslavl
  • Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments
  • Historic Monuments of Novgorod and Surroundings
  • Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin
  • Kizhi Pogost
  • Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow
  • Lake Baikal
  • Lena Pillars Nature Park
  • Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve
  • Putorana Plateau
  • Struve Geodetic Arc
  • Uvs Nuur Basin
  • Virgin Komi Forests
  • Volcanoes of Kamchatka
  • Western Caucasus
  • White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal


  • Gamzigrad-Romuliana, Palace of Galerius
  • Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
  • Stari Ras and Sopoćani
  • Studenica Monastery


  • Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve
  • Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
  • Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity
  • Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany
  • Spišský Hrad and its Associated Cultural Monuments
  • Wooden Churches of the Slovak part of the Carpathian Mountain Area
  • Vlkolínec


  • Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija
  • Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps
  • Škocjan Caves


  • Kiev: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra
  • L'viv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre
  • Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany
  • Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans
  • Struve Geodetic Arc
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