A successor to the cultural and historical heritage of seven great civilizations, Bulgaria ranks third in Europe after Greece and Italy in its number and variety of cultural monuments. There are over 40,000 immovable cultural monuments registered in Bulgaria and more than 5 million movable cultural valuables are kept in national and municipal museums. Seven cultural monuments and two natural sites have been proclaimed unique sites of world importance and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The following Bulgarian monuments are on the UNESCO List:
The Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, the Madara Rider, Boyana Church, the Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo, the Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari, Rila Monastery, the Ancient City of Nessebar, Srebarna Nature Reserve, and Pirin National Park.