List of heritage registers

This list is of heritage registers, inventories of cultural properties, natural and man-made, tangible and intangible, movable and immovable, that are deemed to be of sufficient heritage value to be separately identified and recorded. In many instances the pages linked below have as their primary focus the registered assets rather than the registers themselves. Where a particular article or set of articles on a foreign-language Wikipedia provides fuller coverage, a link is provided.


 United Nations


  • European Heritage Label (EHL) are European sites which are considered milestones in the creation of Europe. At the end of 2019 there are 48 sites designed with the European Heritage Label



 Albania: List of Religious Cultural Monuments of Albania


 Algeria: List of cultural assets of Algeria


 Andorra: Bé d'interès cultural, as maintained by Patrimoni Cultural = Cultural Heritage of Andorra; (in Catalan) Llista de monuments d'Andorra


 Argentina: National Historic Monuments of Argentina; (in French) Monument historique national (Argentine)


 Australia: Heritage registers in Australia

Federal registers
State and territory registers
Online database of all registers
  • The National Heritage Database is a searchable database which includes:
    • places in the World Heritage List
    • places in the Australian National Heritage List
    • places in the Commonwealth National Heritage list
    • places in the Register of the National Estate (non-statutory archive)
    • places in the List of Overseas Places of Historic Significance to Australia
    • places under consideration, or that may have been considered for, any one of these lists.


 Austria: Denkmalgeschütztes Objekt, as maintained by the Bundesdenkmalamt


 Belarus: Cultural Properties of Belarus


 Belgium: National Heritage Site (Belgium); (in Dutch) Lijsten van cultureel erfgoed

Bosnia and Herzegovina

 Bosnia: List of National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as maintained by the Commission to preserve national monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina;


 Brazil: List of National Historic Heritage of Brazil, as maintained by the National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage; (in Portuguese) Listas de patrimônio do Brasil


  •  Alberta
    • Sites owned and run by the provincial government as a functioning historic site or museum are known as Provincial Historic Sites and Provincial Historic Areas. Buildings and sites owned by private citizens and companies or other levels or branches of government may gain one of two levels of historic designation, "Registered Historic Resource" or "Provincial Historic Resource". Historic designation in Alberta is governed by the Historic Resources Act. The province also lists buildings deemed historically significant by municipal governments on the Alberta Register of Historic Places, which is also part of the larger Canadian Register of Historic Places although this does not imply provincial or federal government status or protection. The Alberta Main Street Program helps to preserve historic buildings in the downtowns of smaller communities. The Heritage Survey Program is a survey of 80,000 historic buildings in Alberta, with no protective status.
  •  New Brunswick
    • Places and areas designated under the Heritage Conservation Act (the New Brunswick Register of Historic Places acts as a register of sites designated under the Act)
  •  Newfoundland
  •  Ontario
  •  Quebec


 Chile: National Monuments of Chile, as maintained by the Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales


 China: Major Historical and Cultural Site Protected at the National Level (全国重点文物保护单位), designated by State Administration of Cultural Heritage


Sites Protected at the City Level of Hangzhou are districts, artifacts or buildings legally declared to be "protected". According to the "Regularations of historic districts and historic buildings in Hangzhou" effectivated from 1 January 2005, historic buildings are those artifacts or districts that have lasted more than 50 years, and of significant values for history, science, and art study. In Hangzhou, declaring a historic house requires consulting the urban planning administration bureau, and the real estate administration bureau.

As of 31 June 2011, there are 287 declared historic houses in Hangzhou, proclaimed as 5 batches. In the near future, it is going to issue the sixth batch which includes 51 historic houses.

Hong Kong


 Colombia: National Monuments of Colombia; (in Spanish) Monumentos Nacionales de Colombia



  •  Cuba: Consejo Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural

Czech Republic



  •  Estonia: National Registry of Cultural Monuments. It is maintained by the National Heritage Board of Estonia. It has been described as one of the most successful and more complete heritage registers.
  •  Estonia: Estonian inventory of intangible cultural heritage. It is maintained by the Estonian Folk Culture Centre.



  •  Finland: There are two registers confirmed at the state level:
    • Nationally significant built cultural enviroments in Finland [fi] (Finnish: Valtakunnallisesti merkittävät rakennetut kulttuuriympäristöt, Swedish: Byggda kulturmiljöer av riksintresse), compiled by the Finnish Heritage Agency
    • Nationally valuable landscapes in Finland [fi] (Finnish: Valtakunnallisesti arvokkaat maisema-alueet, Swedish: Nationellt värdefulla landskapsområden), compiled by the Finnish Environment Institute







National level
State level


 Indonesia: Cultural Properties of Indonesia


 Iran: Iran National Heritage List is a register of nationally significant monuments, places, buildings, archaeological sites, events, etc., officially registered under the National Heritage Preservation Act of 1930. According to Article 1 of this law, "All the industrial monuments and buildings that were built up to the end of the Zand dynasty in the country of Iran, including movable and immovable in accordance with Article 13 of this law, can be considered as national heritage of Iran and under the protection and supervision of the state."


 Ireland: In the Republic of Ireland, some registers are maintained by sections of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (The National Monuments Service and National Inventory of Architectural Heritage). Others are maintained by the "planning authority": the local council for the county, city, borough, or town where the monument or building is sited.



  •  Italy: Catalogo Generale dei Beni Culturali under creation; catalogo regionale dei beni culturali already maintained by each region:
    •  Emilia-Romagna: WebGIS del patrimonio culturale dell'Emilia Romagna
    •  Lombardy: Sistema Informativo dei Beni Culturali della Regione Lombardia (SIRBeC)



 Japan: Cultural Properties of Japan, as maintained by the Agency for Cultural Affairs; see also National Treasures of Japan

Korea (North)

 North Korea: National Treasures of North Korea, Cultural assets of North Korea

Korea (South)

 South Korea: National Treasures of South Korea, Historic Sites of South Korea, Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Korea, etc, as maintained by Cultural Heritage Administration


  •  Latvia
  • "The list of state protected monuments of culture", available at [1]. Contains information about 7358 monuments of culture (As of February 2020). The list is maintained by State Inspection for Heritage Protection, a government agency. Full list is available at valsts aizsargājamo kultūras pieminekļu saraksts (in Latvian).



  •  Luxembourg
  • "Buildings and objects classified as national monuments or listed on supplementary inventory".

The list is maintained by Service des sites et monuments nationaux, a Government agency. The latest version is available here [2].

See Lëscht vun de klasséierte Monumenter on lb-wiki and commons:Category:Cultural heritage monuments in Luxembourg


 Malta: National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands


 Mexico: National Monuments of Mexico


 Morocco: Historic Monuments and Sites of Morocco


 Mozambique: Cultural Properties of Mozambique


 Burma: Yangon City Heritage List


 Namibia: National Monuments, as maintained by the National Heritage Council of Namibia; (in German) Liste der Nationalen Denkmäler in Namibia



New Zealand

North Macedonia

 North Macedonia: (in French) Patrimoine culturel de la République de Macédoine


  •  Pakistan: There are several organizations that take care of historic and heritage sites in Pakistan.
  1. Department of Archaeology and Museums (Ministry of Heritage and National Integration (Pakistan))
  2. National Archives of Pakistan
  3. Directorate of Archaeology & Museums, Sindh
    1. Sindh Building Control Authority
  4. Directorate General of Archaeology, Punjab
  5. Directorate of Archaeology & Museums, of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
  6. Directorate General of Archaeology, Balochistan
  7. List of cultural heritage sites in Pakistan


 Paraguay: El Inventario Nacional de Bienes Culturales, under creation by the Dirección de Catalogación del Patrimonio Cultural


 Philippines: Cultural Properties of the Philippines


 Poland: A list of objects of cultural heritage in Poland (zabytki) is maintained by the National Heritage Board of Poland. It is primarily composed of objects in the register of objects of cultural heritage (rejestr zabytków), objects with the status of Historical Monument (pomnik historii), objects classified as a cultural park (park kulturowy).


 Portugal: National Monuments, as maintained by IGESPAR; (in Portuguese) Lista de património edificado em Portugal



 Russia: Russian cultural heritage register; (in Russian) Списки объектов культурного наследия России; Historical Cities of Russia


 Senegal: Sites et Monuments historiques; (in French) Liste des monuments et sites historiques au Sénégal


Cultural Heritage of Serbia (see also: World Heritage Sites in Serbia)

The register is divided into twelve categories:

Sierra Leone

 Sierra Leone: National Monuments of Sierra Leone, as maintained by the Ancient Monuments and Relics Commission



 Slovakia: Cultural Heritage Monuments of Slovakia; (in German) Liste (Kulturdenkmale in der Slowakei)

South Africa








  •  Turkey: Immovable Cultural and Natural Properties (Turkish: Korunması Gerekli Taşınmaz Kültür ve Tabiat Varlıkları (see [3])


United Kingdom

 United Kingdom

Heritage, culture, planning and conservation are devolved issues in the United Kingdom, and are dealt with by the governments of the constituent countries. England, which does not have its own devolved government, is covered by an agency of the United Kingdom government.

See also Historic Environment Record (HERs) and Sites and Monuments Record (SMRs) maintained usually at a local government level (archaeological trusts in Wales).

United States

In the United States, a site is only listed on the National Register of Historic Places on recommendation from the state historic preservation offices in the relevant state. Some states maintain their own state-level historic registers, although in some U.S. states all properties on the state register duplicate the National Register listing. The National Register listing in itself confers no protection to a historic property but may qualify the site for matching grants for historic restoration. Local historic designations in many municipalities provide some limited protection against demolition of historic landmarks.

State-level and local-level


 Venezuela: Inventario de monumentos, as maintained by the Instituto de Patrimonio Cultural


 Zambia: Monuments and Historic Sites of Zambia


 Zimbabwe: National Monuments of Zimbabwe

External links

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