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Levoča, Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments

Factors affecting the property in 2001*
  • Quarrying
International Assistance: requests for the property until 2001
Requests approved: 2 (from 1995-2001)
Total amount approved : 43,333 USD
Missions to the property until 2001**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2001

In June 2001 ICOMOS received information that a travertine quarry below Drevenik, on the south-western edge of the inscribed site, was operational and that quarrying was going ahead. The permit is of limited duration and is scheduled to end in 2002. ICOMOS considers that the main threat to the site comes from the blasting operations, and to a lesser extent, from the large quantity of dust produced by extraction and transportation. 

Summary of the interventions
This report was not discussed during the World Heritage Committee session.
Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2001

The Bureau may wish to adopt the following decision:

“The Bureau takes note of the report provided by ICOMOS and requests the Slovakian authorities to provide a report on the situation for 1 February 2002, for examination by the twenty-sixth session of the Bureau.”


Report year: 2001
Date of Inscription: 1993
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iv)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 25COM (2001)

* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.