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Decision : CONF 204 X.C.1
Ruins of León Viejo (Nicaragua)

Property: Ruins of León Viejo

Id. N°: 613 rev

State Party: Nicaragua

Criteria: C (iii) (iv)

The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv):

Criterion (iii) The ruined town of León Viejo provides exceptional testimony to the material culture of one of the earliest Spanish colonial settlements.

Criterion (iv) The form and nature of early Spanish settlement in the New World, adapting European architectural and planning concepts to the material potential of another region, are uniquely preserved in the archaeological site of León Viejo.


 Decisions Report
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Nicaragua
Properties: Ruins of León Viejo
Year: 2000
Decision Code: CONF 204 X.C.1