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Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments*
UNESCO World Heritage Site
State Party  France
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iv
Reference 164
Region** Europe
Inscription history
Inscription 1981  (5th Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
** Region as classified by UNESCO.

Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments is a collection of monuments in Arles, France, including the Arles Roman arena and the Arles Obelisk. The collection has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981.

It is spread over an area of 65 ha. It is located in (and around?) Arles.

The official brief description for this as a World Heritage Site is:

Arles is a good example of the adaptation of an ancient city to medieval European civilization. It has some impressive Roman monuments, of which the earliest – the arena, the Roman theatre and the cryptoporticus (subterranean galleries) – date back to the 1st century B.C. During the 4th century Arles experienced a second golden age, as attested by the baths of Constantine and the necropolis of Alyscamps. In the 11th and 12th centuries, Arles once again became one of the most attractive cities in the Mediterranean. Within the city walls, Saint-Trophime, with its cloister, is one of Provence's major Romanesque monuments.[1]


External links

43°40′39.5″N 4°37′50.5″E / 43.677639°N 4.630694°E / 43.677639; 4.630694 (Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments)



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