1.         Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay) (C 747)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1995

Criteria  (iv)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/747/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1994-1994)
Total amount approved: USD 5,000
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/747/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions

Monitoring mission in 2002

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Inappropriate architectural and urban design for a hotel-casino in a building block at the old harbour; Need to strengthen Management Planning for the historic quarter.

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/747/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2005

The State Party did not submit a formal report on the implementation of the Committee's decision, but has kept the Regional Adviser for World Heritage, based at the UNESCO office in Montevideo, informed on the progress in the various conservation issues.

The design for the hotel-casino is being further revised in the light of the recommendations issued by the ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission of May 2004, which had been reported to the World Heritage Committee at its 28th session.  To this date, this process has not been concluded.  At the same time, an environmental impact study is being undertaken that includes the archaeological survey of the area.

As to the Management Planning, the Commission for the Management Plan of Colonia is meeting regularly and to study and establish the basis for the Management Plan.

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM


Decision Adopted: 29 COM 7B.99

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-05/29.COM/7B.Rev,

2. Recalling its Decision 28 COM 15B.105 adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),

3. Requests the State Party of Uruguay to keep the World Heritage Centre informed of the progress in the revision of the hotel-casino project and the preparation of the management plan for the World Heritage property.