The aim of the World Heritage convention adopted by UNESCO in 1972 is to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. The States Parties to the Convention are expected to protect the World Heritage values of the properties inscribed on the List and preserve it to future generations.

Having ratified the World Heritage Convention in 1985, Hungary boasts with eight world heritage sites, seven in the cultural, one in the natural category:

More information about the Hungarian World Heritage sites can be found here.