Decision : CONF 209 VIII.C.1
Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca (Ecuador)
Property: Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca
Id. N°: 863
State Party: Ecuador
Criteria: C (ii) (iv) (v)
The Committee inscribed the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iv) and (v).
Criterion (ii): Cuenca illustrates the successful implantation of the principles of Renaissance urban planning in the Americas.
Criterion (iv): The successful fusion of different societies and cultures in Latin America is vividly symbolized by the layout and townscape of Cuenca.
Criterion (v): Cuenca is an outstanding example of a planned inland Spanish colonial city.