Peles and Pelisor Castles, Three Holy Hierarchs Church, on UNESCO tentative list

The Peles and Pelisor Castles, the former communist prisons, the Church of the Three Holy Hierarchs in Iasi and the Episcopal Church of the Assumption of the Mother of God of the Monastery of Arges in Curtea de Arges, as well as the Movile Cave have been included in the country’s tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage, announced Culture Minister Raluca Turcan.

The Ministry of Culture, through the National Heritage Institute, has sent to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre the forms for the four files – three cultural (Romanian and Moldavian courtly buildings, the royal residences in Sinaia, the former communist prisons in Romania) and one natural (the Movile Cave) – which, by the exceptional qualities that underpin the cultural or natural value, have the potential to be recognised internationally for the importance they have for present and future generations, said Raluca Turcan, in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

“I thank all the collaborators and institutions involved in this joint effort, which is part of a broader effort of the Ministry of Culture, through the National Heritage Institute, dedicated to finalising the forms for a series of 11 other positions included in the revised version of Romania’s Tentative List for the UNESCO World Heritage List,” Turcan said.

Romania is preparing the transnational nomination file (together with Bulgaria, Croatia and Serbia) for the Frontiers of the Roman Empire – the Danube Limes, the eastern segment and is also evaluating two nomination files for which the World Heritage Committee is expected to take a decision at its 46th meeting in India in July 2024 – the Monumental Ensemble of Constantin Brancusi in Targu Jiu and the Frontiers of the Roman Empire – Dacia.