Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrassy Avenue

Namhansanseong World Heritage Center

Namhansanseong World Heritage Center
Gwangju-si, South Korea

Budapest contains the remains of such monuments as the Roman city of Aquincum and the Gothic castle of Buda, which have had a considerable influence on the architecture of various periods. It is one of the world's outstanding urban landscapes and illustrates the great periods in the history of the Hungarian capital.

Criterion (ⅱ): While Aquincum played a crucial role in the diffusion of Roman architectural forms in Pannonia, then in Dacia, Buda Castle played an essential part in the diffusion of Gothic art in the Magyar region from the fourteenth century. During the reign of Matthias Corvinus, Buda became an artistic center comparable, due to its influence, to that of Cracow, which was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage in 1978.

Criterion (ⅳ): Buda Castle is an architectural ensemble which, together with the nearby old district (the Buda Castle Quarter), illustrates two significant periods of history which were separated by an interval corresponding to the Turkish invasion. The Parliament is also an outstanding example of a great official building on a par with those of London, Munich, Vienna and Athens, exemplifying the eclectic architecture of the 19th century while symbolizing the political function of the second capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Country: Hungary
Location: Budapest
Coordinates: N47 28 56.712, E19 4 14.412
Inscription year: 1987 (expanded in 2002)
Inscription criteria: ⅱ, ⅳ


  • Title: Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrassy Avenue

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