Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1993
Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger N/A
Previous Committee Decisions see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/620/documents/
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 43,333
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/620/assistance/
UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds
Previous monitoring missions
Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports
Travertine quarry on the south-western edge of the inscribed site
Illustrative material see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/620/
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2003
An extensive report on the overall state of conservation of the site and the associated monuments, prepared by the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, was received on 30 September 2002. Concerning the effects of quarrying on the conservation of Spišsky Hrad and its Associated Cultural Monuments, the report clarifies that mining is carried out strictly in the determined mining area and meets the conditions specified by the District Mining Authority in agreement with state landscape protection authorities. For this reason, the operation at one working site was terminated. The report further informed of conservation work being carried out at the Spiš Castle and restoration works in the towns of Spišské Podhradie and Spišska Kapitula. In general, the character of the inscribed territory and its cultural heritage remain preserved.
ICOMOS congratulates the State Party for actions undertaken to ensure the conservation of the site. It noted, however, that the State Party should take into account difficulties concerning the intensification of traffic, the environment (tree felling along the access roads and the removal of vegetation along the waterways) as well as the conservation of uninhabited historic buildings, and encourages the State Party to continue to ensure the preservation of the site.
Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM
Decision Adopted: 27 COM 7B.75
The World Heritage Committee ,
1. Expressing its appreciation to the State Party for the report on the overall conservation of the property,
2. Requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS informed of any future projects, which may have an impact on the property and to provide a report to the World Heritage Centre on traffic and conservation issues at the property, by 1 February 2004 in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 28th session in 2004.
 Decision adopted without discussion.