Tangible cultural heritage is multiple (painting, sculpture, manuscripts, monuments, archeological sites, etc.) and constitutes an essential component of the UNESCO Geoparks often closely connected with the geological characteristics of its territory.
One of the UNESCO Geopark’s main goal is sustainable development but no development can be sustainable without a strong culture component. Indeed, only a human-centred approach to development based on mutual respect and open dialogue among cultures can lead to lasting, inclusive and equitable results.
UNESCO Geoparks actively works on conservation and promotion of the cultural heritage often in close cooperation with entities in charge of this heritage (World heritage site, historical national monuments, archeological departments, etc...).