Polskie Zabytki UNESCO – L’DERRY


24st – 30th September 2018

Waterside Theatre
Glendermott Road
Londonderry BT47 6BG

Free event

In Poland there are 15 objects inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The exhibition presents all these places together with a description of their beauty in Polish and English as part of spreading knowledge about Poland outside its borders. Among the objects are: the Old Town in Krakow, the Bialowieza Forest, the Teutonic Castle in Malbork and Kalwaria Zebrzydowska.

The World Heritage List is a list of objects of cultural heritage and natural heritage of “unique universal value” for humanity run by a specialized UN UNESCO organization. The list was established under the Convention on the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage adopted by UNESCO at its 17th session in Paris on November 16, 1972, which came into force on December 17, 1975. By January 2017, 193 countries have accepted or ratified the Convention. The list of world heritage includes (in July 2018) 1092 objects in 167 states – sides of the Convention, including 845 objects of cultural heritage (K), 209 natural (P) and 38 cultural heritage (K, P).