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Decision : 35 COM 7B.108
Tower of Hercules (Spain) (C 1312)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 8B.27, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009),

3. Takes note of the measures taken by the State Party for the protection of the property, in particular the setting up of a Management Plan Monitoring Committee and the development of a management plan;

4. Requests the State Party to ensure, through the Management Plan Monitoring Committee, the implementation of the management plan and the monitoring of the physical condition of the tower, in particular its relative humidity;

5. Notes the financial resources that the State Party is providing for the protection of the property;

6. Also requests the State Party to provide detailed information on the mandate, composition and activities of the Management Plan Monitoring Committee as well as on the Municipality professional staff holding the scientific responsibility for the future museum and visitor centre;

7. Further requests the State Party to ensure that both tourist and urban planning pressures are also included in the overall monitoring programme for the property;

8. Requests furthermore the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2012, an updated report on the state of conservation and information on the above and to keep the World Heritage Centre informed about any future developments, in conformity with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Spain
Properties: Tower of Hercules
Year: 2011
Decision Code: 35 COM 7B.108