Property: Ruins of León Viejo
Id. N°: 613 rev
State Party: Nicaragua
Criteria: C (iii) (iv)
The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv):
Criterion (iii) The ruined town of León Viejo provides exceptional testimony to the material culture of one of the earliest Spanish colonial settlements.
Criterion (iv) The form and nature of early Spanish settlement in the New World, adapting European architectural and planning concepts to the material potential of another region, are uniquely preserved in the archaeological site of León Viejo.