Decision : CONF 201 VIII.C
Inscription: The Millenary Benedictine Monastery of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment (Hungary)
The Millenary Benedictine Monastery of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment
The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (iv) and (vi) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value illustrating in an exceptional manner the structure and setting of an early Christian Monastery that has evolved over a thousand years of continuous use. Its location and the early date of its foundation bear unique witness to the propagation and continuity of Christianity in Central Europe.
This nomination called the attention to the importance of the Benedictine Monks who had been working towards peace among countries and among its people and therefore clearly reflects the spirit of UNESCO's Constitution.