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Antigua Guatemala

Factors affecting the property in 1993*
  • Earthquake
  • Effects arising from use of transportation infrastructure
  • Housing
  • Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Other Threats:

    Numerous ruins in the city that in danger of collapse in the event of an earthquake

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1993
Requests approved: 3 (from 1979-1991)
Total amount approved : 55,800 USD
Missions to the property until 1993**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1993

[Oral report by ICOMOS and the Secretariat]  

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1993
17 COM X
SOC: Antigua Guatemala (Guatemala)

Antigua Guatemala (Guatemala)

A comprehensive plan for the integral conservation and rehabilitation of the city should be prepared, particularly in relation to traffic flow, tourism and housing. Such a plan should lead to projects for urban rehabilitation and tourism development. A further concern is the state of conservation of the numerous ruins in the city that are in danger of collapse in the event of an earthquake.

No draft Decision      

Report year: 1993
Date of Inscription: 1979
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (ii)(iii)(iv)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 17COM (1993)

* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.