Nominations of Cultural Properties to the World Heritage List [Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida)]
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Inscribes the Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida), Morocco, on the World Heritage List on the basis of cultural criteria (ii) and (iv):
Criterion (ii): The Portuguese city of Mazagan is an outstanding example of the interchange of influences between European and Moroccan cultures, and one of the early settlements of the Portuguese explorers in West Africa, on the route to India. These influences are well reflected in architecture, technology, and town planning.
Criterion (iv): The Portuguese fortified city of Mazagan is an outstanding and early example of the realisation of the Renaissance ideals integrated with Portuguese construction technology. Notable buildings from the Portuguese period include: the cistern, and the church of the Assumption, built in the Manueline style of the early 16th century.
Original Decision Document
Context of Decision