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Decision : CONF 201 VIII.C
Inscription: The Historic Walled Town of Cuenca (Spain)

The Historic Walled Town of Cuenca



C(ii) (v)

The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (ii) and (v) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value as it is an exceptional example of the medieval fortress town that has preserved its original townscape remarkably intact along with many excellent examples of religious and secular architecture from the 12th to the 18th centuries. It is also exceptional because the walled town blends into and enhances the fine rural and natural landscape within which it is situated.


 Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Spain
Year: 1996
Decision Code: CONF 201 VIII.C