Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh



BelarusEurope and North AmericaMinsk Province (Minskaya Voblasts')N53 13 22.008 E26 41 29.0042005CulturalTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape designTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human historyTo be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions; with ideas; or with beliefs; with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significanceManagement activitiesDeliberate destruction of heritageHuman resourcesManagement systems/ management plan1196http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1196http://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=1196The Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh is located in central Belarus. The Radziwill dynasty, who built and kept the ensemble from the 16th century until 1939, gave birth to some of the most important personalities in European history and culture. Due to their efforts, the town of Nesvizh came to exercise great influence in the sciences, arts, crafts and architecture. The complex consists of the residential castle and the mausoleum Church of Corpus Christi with their setting. The castle has ten interconnected buildings, which developed as an architectural whole around a six-sided courtyard. The palaces and church became important prototypes marking the development of architecture throughout Central Europe and Russia.World Heritage Site
CountryBelarus
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationMinsk Province (Minskaya Voblasts')
CoordinatesN53 13 22.008 E26 41 29.004
Inscription Date2005
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
CriteriaTo be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions; with ideas; or with beliefs; with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance
All ThreatsManagement activities
All ThreatsDeliberate destruction of heritage
All ThreatsHuman resources
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
Unesco Reference Number1196
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1196
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=1196
DescriptionThe Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh is located in central Belarus. The Radziwill dynasty, who built and kept the ensemble from the 16th century until 1939, gave birth to some of the most important personalities in European history and culture. Due to their efforts, the town of Nesvizh came to exercise great influence in the sciences, arts, crafts and architecture. The complex consists of the residential castle and the mausoleum Church of Corpus Christi with their setting. The castle has ten interconnected buildings, which developed as an architectural whole around a six-sided courtyard. The palaces and church became important prototypes marking the development of architecture throughout Central Europe and Russia.
StatusWorld Heritage Site