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Committee Decisions

27 COM 8C.42

Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza (Spain)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Inscribes Úbeda-Baeza: Urban duality, cultural unity, Spain, on the World Heritage List on the basis of cultural criteria (ii) and (iv):

Criterion (ii): The 16th-century examples of architectural and urban design in Úbeda and Baeza were instrumental in introducing the Renaissance ideas to Spain. Through the publications of Andréa Vandelvira, the principal project architect, these examples were also diffused to Latin America.

Criterion (iv): The central areas of Úbeda and Baeza constitute outstanding early examples of Renaissance civic architecture and urban planning in Spain in the early 16th century.

Name

Area (ha)

Buffer zone

(ha)

Coordinates

Baeza

4.8

85.4

N37 59 47.0

W3 27 59.5

Úbeda

4.2

90.3

N38 00 40.7

W3 22 16.4

TOTAL

9.0

175.7

 

2. Encourages the State Party to continue its efforts to improve the management of these historic towns, giving particular attention to the conservative rehabilitation of the historic fabric in the proposed buffer zone;

3. Considers, that, with the agreement of the State Party, and taking into account the revised limits of the property, the name of the property, should be the "Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza," as originally presented.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
Focal Point: EUR/NA
States Parties: Spain
Session: 27COM