Decision : CONF 203 VIII.B.1
Inscription: The Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan (Mexico)
Property: The Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan
Id. N°: 862
State Party: Mexico
The Committee inscribed this site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv):
Criterion (ii): The urban layout and architecture of Tlacotalpan represent a fusion of Spanish and Caribbean traditions of exceptional importance and quality.
Criterion (iv): Tlacotalpan is a Spanish colonial river port on the Gulf coast of Mexico that has preserved its original urban fabric to an exceptional degree. Its outstanding character lies in its townscape of wide streets, modest houses in an exuberant variety of styles and colours, and many mature trees in public and private open spaces.
The Delegates of Brazil and Ecuador underscored the universal significance of this site for all of Latin America and commended the Mexican authorities on their conservation and management of the site.