World Heritage Sites in Hungary on the UNESCO

UNESCO Word Heritage Sites in Hungary

World Heritage Sites in Hungary on the UNESCO List

1. Panorama of the banks of the Danube and the Buda Castle District in Budapest. The Castle District and several thermal spas are on the Buda side; the Pest bank is home to the Houses of Parliament. The Chain Bridge has become a symbol of Budapest.

2. Andrássy Avenue and its historic environs in Budapest. The 1.5-mile long boulevard is lined by historical buildings. The Metro running beneath—the first electric underground railway in continental Europe—opened in 1896.

3. Village of Hollókő and its environs. The village has faithfully preserved the architecture of 1920s.

4. The caves of the Aggtelek karst and the Slovak karst. This constitutes the longest temperate zone stream cave.

5. Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma. The Benedictines established the first monastery in Hungary in 996 CE. Besides the medieval basilica, the monastery houses more than 300,000 historic volumes, the world’s largest Benedictine collection.

6.  The Hortobágy National Park—the Puszta. The Puszta is Central Europe’s largest grassland plain.

7. Early Christian burial chambers of Pécs. The early Christian burial chambers, catacombs and several graves belong to the 4th-century necropolis of Pécs from Roman times.

8. The cultural landscape of Lake Fertő/Neusiedlersee. Lake Fertő is Eurasia’s westernmost steppe lake with no permanent shoreline. Almost every species of European waterfowl can be found here.

9. Tokaj historic wine region. In 1737, the Tokaj wine region became the world’s first territorial appellation, banning all grapes and wines from outside the area from being mixed with Tokaj produce and products.

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