1.         City of Quito (Ecuador) (C 2)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1978

Criteria  (ii)(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/2/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1981-1993)
Total amount approved: USD 201,800
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/2/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

UNDP released $130,000 for the work to be undertaken on San Augustin and El Sagrario 

Several feasibility studies were outlined during a seminar for which international financing has been identified (UNDP/IDB) concerning:

(i)      the development and management of tourism in the historic centre of Quito ($160,000), on the understanding that tourism remains compatible with the master plan;

(ii)     the urban rehabilitation of the historic centre ($250,000);

(iii)   strengthening of the municipality's planning service ($150,000).

Previous monitoring missions

November 1988: expert mission

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/2/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1993

[Oral report by ICOMOS and the Secretariat] 

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


Decision Adopted: 17 COM X

City of Quito (Ecuador)

A master plan for the historical centre is in preparation and numerous restoration works have been undertaken over the past years. Advice on the structural reinforcement of some of the churches will be provided in 1994 with the financial support of the World Heritage Fund. Restricted financial resources, however, have slowed down the restoration programme.