CONF 203 VIII.B.1
Inscription: Holašovice Historical Village Reservation (Czech Republic)
Property: Holašovice Historical Village Reservation
Id. N°: 861
State Party: Czech Republic
The Committee inscribed this site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv):
Criterion (ii): Holašovice is of special significance in that it represents the fusion of two vernacular building traditions to create an exceptional and enduring style, known as South Bohemian Folk Baroque.
Criterion (iv): The exceptional completeness and excellent preservation of Holašovice and its buildings make it an outstanding example of traditional rural settlement in central Europe.
The Delegate of Mexico emphasized the importance of this inscription that demonstrates recognition by the Convention of vernacular heritage and underlines an additional aspect of the criterion for authenticity.
The Delegate of Hungary wholeheartedly supported this inscription and invited the State Party together with Slovakia to undertake a special regional evaluation of experiences, not always exclusively positive, with similar sites so as to be able to retain the values of these sites even after their exposure to a dramatically increased presence of tourists. The suggestion was warmly accepted by the Observer of the Czech Republic.