The Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa (Peru)
Property: The Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa
Id. N°: 1016
State Party: Peru
Criteria: C (i) (iv)
The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i) and (iv):
Criterion (i): The ornamented architecture in the historic centre of Arequipa represents a masterpiece of the creative integration of European and native characteristics, crucial for the cultural expression of the entire region.
Criterion (iv): The historic centre of Arequipa is an outstanding example of a colonial settlement, challenged by the natural conditions, the indigenous influences, the process of conquest and evangelization, as well as the spectacular nature of its setting.