Monuments

Our built heritage bears important testimony to different political, economic, social or architectural periods, leaving a unique imprint on our towns and countryside.

For the first time ever, statistical findings on Switzerland’s built heritage are available, divided into three areas: historic monuments, archaeology and historic towns and settlements.

At a glance

  2016
Historic monuments  
Number of listed monuments 271'527
Number of protected historic monuments 75'084
Number of protected monuments of national importance 2752 (3,7%)
Protected monuments: number of sacred monuments 7240 (9,6%)
Archaeology  
Number of recorded archaeological sites 38'804
Number of protected archaeological zones 9815
Total area of protected archaeological zones in hectares 39'905
Historic towns and settlements  
Number of histoic towns and settlements of national importance (ISOS inventory) 1274
Number of historic towns and settlements of regional importance 1867
Number of historic towns and settlements of local importance 1556

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