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Decision : CONF 208 X.A
Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás (Brazil)

Property: Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás

Id. N°: 993 Rev

State Party: Brazil

Criteria: C (ii) (iv)

The Committee inscribed the Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás on the World Heritage List under criteria (ii) and (iv):

Criterion (ii): In its layout and architecture the Historic Town of Goiás is an outstanding example of a European town admirably adapted to the climatic, geographical and cultural constraints of central South America.

Criterion (iv): Goiás represents the evolution of a form of urban structure and architecture characteristic of the colonial settlement of South America, making full use of local materials and techniques and conserving its exceptional setting.

Following comments from the Committee concerning the state of conservation of the site, the Observer of Brazil informed the Committee that major investments are under way to improve the conditions of the site.


 Decisions Report
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Brazil
Year: 2001
Decision Code: CONF 208 X.A