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12 European heritage sites shortlisted for the 7 Most Endangered programme 2018

The Hague / Luxembourg, 16 January 2018 – At the opening of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, Europa Nostra, the leading heritage organisation in Europe, and the European Investment Bank Institute announce the 12 heritage sites shortlisted for the

Posted in 2018, News, Shortlist 2018

Grimsby Ice Factory, United Kingdom

The Grimsby Ice Factory dates from 1900 and is a substantial Grade II* listed red brick industrial building within Grimsby Docks. Grimsby was the world’s foremost fishing port at the turn of the 20th century with a fishing fleet of

Posted in 2018, Shortlist 2018, United Kingdom

The Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Princes’ Islands, Turkey

The Prinkipo Greek Orphanage is considered to be the largest wooden building in Europe and the second largest in the world. The impressive structure is located on Büyükada (Prinkipo), the largest of the Princes’ Islands off the coast of Istanbul.

Posted in 2018, Shortlist 2018, Turkey

Prehistoric Rock-Art Sites in the province of Cadiz, Spain

In the province of Cadiz, one of the most important and highest concentrations of shelters and caves with prehistoric rock art in Andalusia is found. This exceptional set of sites developed in an extended period of time of about 20,000

Posted in 2018, Shortlist 2018, Spain

Constanța Casino, Romania

The Casino is an iconic site in the town of Constanța, Romania. The building was erected during the casino fever that spread throughout Europe at beginning of the 20th century and opened its doors in 1910. Daniel Renard, the Swiss

Posted in 2018, Romania, Shortlist 2018

Castle of Sammezzano, Tuscany, Italy

The Castle of Sammezzano is a rare example of eclectic and Moorish architecture in Europe and is unique in this part of Italy. Over the second half of the 19th century, the Marchese Ferdinando Panciatichi Ximenes d’Aragona transformed this formerly

Posted in 2018, Italy, Shortlist 2018

David Gareji Monasteries and Hermitage, Georgia

The David Gareji Monasteries and Hermitage are some of the most important cultural and religious heritage landmarks in Georgia. The site is comprised of 22 rock-hewn monasteries and more than 5,000 sanctuaries and cave-cells located in Eastern Georgia, on the

Posted in 2018, Georgia, Shortlist 2018

Aerial Cableway Network in Chiatura, Georgia

The mining town of Chiatura is an integral part of the global history of industrialisation and is unique in its conception and implementation. The discovery of manganese ore in the Chiatura area by the German geologist Wilhelm Herman von Abich

Posted in 2018, Georgia, Shortlist 2018

The Buzludzha Monument, Bulgaria

The Buzludzha Monument, located in the mountains in the heart of Bulgaria, is an imposing example of 20th-century architecture. It was built in 1981 to be the House-Monument of the Bulgarian Communist Party. The structure was used for just 8

Posted in 2018, Bulgaria, Shortlist 2018

Coal Preparation Plant in Beringen, Belgium

This coal preparation plant is part of the Beringen mining site, a large former coal mine in the province of Limburg. This coal mine is an important example of the large-scale developments in coal extraction that took place in Europe

Posted in 2018, Belgium, Shortlist 2018