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Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda

Factors affecting the property in 1993*
  • Avalanche/ landslide
  • Effects arising from use of transportation infrastructure
  • Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
  • Management systems/ management plan
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Land subsidence;
  • Dense traffic;
  • Increased tourism
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1993
Requests approved: 1 (from 1992-1992)
Total amount approved : 3,300 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: Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda (Brazil)

Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda (Brazil)

Olinda has been included in a major IDB-funded tourism development project for the north-east of Brazil. Management and conservation of the cultural heritage resources in the context of the urban cultural and tourism development in Olinda should therefore require special attention.

 No draft Decision 

Report year: 1993
Date of Inscription: 1982
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (ii)(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.