Mediaeval Royal Seat and Parkland at Visegrád

Date of Submission: 28/12/2000
Criteria: (i)(ii)(iii)(iv)
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
Hungarian Min. of Cultural HeritageSecretariat of the Hungarian Committee of the World Heritage.
State, Province or Region:
Visegrád, Hungary
Coordinates: N27 37 74 S26 81 50 E64 71 02 W64 06 21
Ref.: 1497
Themes
Cultural landscapes
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Description

The proposed site consists of:

-Royal hunting area from the 11th century

-Royal residence, castles from the 13th century

-Royal palace from the 14th – 15th centuries

In spite of the damage to the built heritage, the integrity of the cultural landscape was preserved through state ownership and the foundation of the Nature Protection Area, later UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and since 1997 Duna-Ipoly National Park.

The Medieval Royal Seat and Parkland at Visegrád is a unique assemblage of a medieval and early Renaissance monuments and their natural environment transformed by the presence of this centre into rich cultural landscape. The monuments, some of which are the first products of Renaissance art outside Italy, themselves represent the history of scientific monument protection in Central Europe.