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Decision : CONF 009 VIII
Inscription: Rila Monastery (Bulgaria)

Rila Monastery




This property was not considered as a testimony of mediaeval civi­lisation but rather as a symbol of the 19th Century Bulgarian Renaissance which imparted slavic cultural values upon Rila in trying to re-establish an uninterrupted historical continuity. The reconstruction of Rila (1834­-1962) thus illustrates cultural criterion (vi) of the Operational Guidelines.


 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Bulgaria
Properties: Rila Monastery
Year: 1983
Decision Code: CONF 009 VIII