The fund of cultural wealth in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County is composed of a large number of cultural treasures. Of architectural heritage alone, there are some 168 protected historical cities, city-rural and traditional rural settlements, 10 of which are registered ( i.e. Dubrovnik, Ston, Mali Ston, Korčula, Lastovo, Vid, Orebić, Viganj, Kućište) and 11 are preventively protected (i.e. Cavtat, Čilipi, Selaci, Slano, Banići, Kotezi, Soline, Brsečine, Trstenik). The historical core of the city of Dubrovnik as a whole was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1978. Furthermore, there are 1436 protected historical buildings, churches, monasteries and other sacral buildings and complexes, old fortifications and city walls, necropolis, studied and yet unstudied archaeological finds, old bridges and summer residences. 314 of these structures are registered and 346 have been preventatively protected. Also to be noted are whole regions of landscapes with historical features as cultural treasures.