Europa Nostra Award

"Europa Nostra, (Latin for Our Europe) the pan-European Federation for Cultural Heritage, is the representative platform of 250 heritage NGOs active in 45 countries across Europe. It is the voice of this vast movement of European civil society active in the field of heritage towards international bodies concerned, in particular the European Union Institutions, the Council of Europe and UNESCO.

Europa Nostra's main goal is to put heritage and its benefits in the mainstream of public consciousness and to make heritage a priority for public policies both at European and national levels. Its specific objectives are to promote, at a European level, high standards of quality in the fields of heritage conservation, architecture, urban and rural planning and to advocate a balanced and sustainable development of urban and rural, built and natural environment.

Europa Nostra supports national and international campaigns for the preservation and rescue of Europe's heritage at risk. It encourages initiatives in favour of the conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage by recognising outstanding heritage achievements, in particular through the running of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, in partnership with the European Commission. In early 2006, Europa Nostra was selected as the new Liaison Office for the coordination of the European Heritage Days, a joint action of the Council of Europe and the European Commission." (Wiki). See and

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Acropolis Propylaea Central Building (2013 Prize for Conservation)
Alcala de Henares Façade of San Ildefonso College, Alcalá de Henares (2018 Conservation)
Berlin Modernism Housing Estates Taut's home (2013 Prize for Conservation)
Budapest Museum of Fine Arts (Conservation, 2020)
Cesky Krumlov "The conservation of the Southern façade of Horní Hrad (Upper Castle) of the Cesky Krumlov State Castle, Czech Republic" (Prize - 2008 for Conservation).
Churches of Moldavia Via Transilvanica (2023)
Colonies of Benevolence Colonies of Benevolence of Wortel and Merksplas (1st Prize 2018 Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Award - Category "Cultural Landscapes")
Derwent Valley Mills 2017
Granada The Fountain of the Lions (2013 Prize for Conservation)
Göreme NP Conservation of Sarica Church. (Prize 2006 for Conservation). It isn't immediately clear that this church is within the originally inscribed boundaries but the UNESCO Web site states "The award for Conservation of Architectural Heritage has been given to Sarica Church in Cappadocia (Turkey), part of the Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia World Heritage site." (from ).
Ironbridge Gorge The Iron Bridge, Shropshire (Conservation, 2020)
Island of Patmos Windmills of the Monastery of St. John the Theologian, Chora, Patmos (2012 Prize for Conservation)
Istanbul Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamam in Istanbul (2017)
Kraków Wit Stwosz Altarpiece in St. Mary’s Basilica (2023)
Mafra A major restoration of the historical pipe organs began in 1998 with the collaboration of foreign experts and was finished in 2010.The restoration won the Europa Nostra 2012 award (wiki)
Major Town Houses Horta Museum (2014 Winner of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage) (Europa Nostra Website)
Maulbronn Monastery Cisterscapes – Cistercian Landscapes Connecting Europe (2024)
Medina Azahara Casa de Ya’far (diploma 2004)
Museumsinsel (Museum Island) Neues Museum (Prize 2010 for Conservation).
Nesvizh Category Dedicated Service (non-EU member)
Potsdam The Belvedere on Pfingstberg Hill, Potsdam (Diploma 2006)
Prague St. Wenceslas Rotunda, Prague (2018)
Rhodes Bastion of the Grand Master’s Palace in Rhodes (2017)
Saint Catherine Area Collaborative Conservation of the Apse Mosaic of the Transfiguration in the Basilica at St. Catherine’s Monastery
Sighisoara Via Transilvanica (2023)
Sintra Chalet of the Countess of Edla (2013 Prize for Conservation), The Botanical Garden of the National Palace of Queluz (2018 Conservation)
Tallinn Tallinn Town-Hall (Medal 2005)
Tokaji Wine Region Mád synagogue. Diploma 2004
Valletta Valletta Waterfront (Medal 2005)
Venice and its Lagoon Church of Santa Marta (Diploma 2005), Royal Gardens of Venice (Conservation 2023)
Villages with Fortified Churches Via Transilvanica (2023)
Westminster The Palace of Westminster Conservation Plan, by Donald Insall Associates (Medal 2006)
Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region Conservation work of the Greek Catholic Parish Church of the Protection of the Mother of God in Owczary
Works of Antoni Gaudí Crypt at the Colónia Güell / Gaudi's Crypt (1st Prize 2018 Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Award - Category "Cultural Sites")
Yuso and Suso Monasteries (Prize 2011 for Restoration and Education)


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