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Decision : CONF 208 VIII.C
Inscription: The Historic Centre of Riga (Latvia)

The Historic Centre of Riga




The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (i) and (ii), considering that the historic centre of Riga, while retaining its medieval and later urban fabric relatively intact, is of outstanding universal value by virtue of the quality and the quantity of its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture, which is unparalleled anywhere in the world, and its 19th century architecture in wood.


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