Single Monuments

WHS Inscribed as a single "Monument" as per the World Heritage Convention.

"For the purpose of this Convention, the following shall be considered as 'cultural heritage'":
Monuments: architectural works, works of monumental sculpture and painting, elements or structures of an archaeological nature, inscriptions, cave dwellings and combinations of features,which are of outstanding universal value from the point of view of history, art or science;
Groups of buildings: groups of separate or connected buildings which, because of their architecture, their homogeneity or their place in the landscape, are of outstanding universal value from the point of view of history, art or science;
Sites: works of man or the combined works of nature and man, and areas including archaeological sites which are of outstanding universal value from the historical, aesthetic, ethnological or anthropological point of view."

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Aachen Cathedral
Amiens Cathedral
Amphitheater of El Jem Text reference only (early nomination)
Bourges Cathedral
Boyana Church
Brimstone Hill Fortress
Castel del Monte
Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
Centennial Hall
Chartres Cathedral
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye Text reference only (early nomination)
Cologne Cathedral
Cordouan Lighthouse
Fort Jesus
Forth Bridge
Gelati Monastery
Genbaku Dome
Gonbad-e Qâbus
Grimeton Radio Station
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
Holy Trinity Column
Humayun's Tomb
Independence Hall
León Cathedral
Litomysl Castle
Luis Barragán House and Studio
Madara Rider
Maison Carrée of Nîmes
Malbork Castle
Margravial Opera House
Masjed-e Jâme'
Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi "In terms of the categories of cultural property set out in Article 1 of the 1972 World Heritage Convention, this is an architectural monument." (AB ev)
Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge
Naumburg Cathedral
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
Panamá The "Salon Bolivar" was inscribed as a single Monument, together with Panama Viejo (site) and Casco Viejo (group of buildings)
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Plantin-Moretus Museum
Pont du Gard
Residence of Bukovinian & Dalmatian Metropolitans
Rietveld Schröderhuis
Rohtas Fort
Roskilde Cathedral
Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
Speyer Cathedral
Stoclet House
Sydney Opera House
Taj Mahal Text reference only (early nomination)
Thracian tomb of Kazanlak
Thracian tomb of Sveshtari
Tower of Hercules
Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
Tugendhat Villa
Vizcaya Bridge


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A connection should:

  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source