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Decision : CONF 208 VIII.C
Inscription: The Historic Centre of Sao Luis (Brazil)

The Historic Centre of Sao Luis




The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (iii), (iv) and (v), considering that the Historic Centre of São Luis do Maranhão is an outstanding example of a Portuguese colonial town that adapted successfully to the climatic conditions in equatorial South America and which has preserved its urban fabric, harmoniously integrated with its natural setting, to an exceptional degree.


Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Brazil
Year: 1997
Decision Code: CONF 208 VIII.C