Decision : 29 COM 8B.53
Nominations of Cultural Properties to the World Heritage List (Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos)
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Having examined Documents WHC-05/29.COM/8B, WHC- 05/29.COM/8B.Add 2 and WHC-05/29.COM/INF.8B.1,
2. Inscribes the Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos (Cuba) on the World Heritage List on the basis of cultural criteria (ii) and (iv):
Criterion (ii): The historic town of Cienfuegos exhibits an important interchange of influences based on the Spanish Enlightenment, and it is an outstanding early example of their implementation in urban planning in Latin America in the 19th century.
Criterion (iv): Cienfuegos is the first and an outstanding example of an architectural ensemble representing the new ideas of modernity, hygiene and order, in urban planning as these developed in the Latin America from the 19th century.