Historical and Cultural Heritage

Belarus is proud of it! The sites most important for national and world culture were inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The most significant heritage (monuments of archeology, architecture and urban planning, history, art, intangible art (customs, traditions, rites) safeguarded by the state is featured in the State List of Historical and Cultural Values of the Republic of Belarus.

Today it features 5,585 objects. It includes 1,802 architectural monuments, 1,214 monuments of history, 11 monuments of urban planning, 2,255 monuments of archeology, 4 wildlife habitats, 66 art monuments, 101 tangible historical and cultural values, and 132 intangible art items.

The Fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus for Support of Culture and Arts contributes a lot to the preservation of the historical and cultural heritage of the country.

In 2020 the Republic of Belarus presides over the council of experts at the CIS reference organization in the field of preservation of world heritage. In 2020 the council of experts focuses on coordinating the efforts of the CIS member states in popularizing outstanding art objects on the international arena.