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City of Potosí

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Factors affecting the property in 1993*
  • Human resources
  • Management activities
  • Surface water pollution
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1993
Requests approved: 2 (from 1988-1992)
Total amount approved : 12,500 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: City of Potosi (Bolivia)

City of Potosi (Bolivia)

Sanitation of the river La Ribera was considered a priority as this affects both the historic fabric and the health of the population. Furthermore, special attention is required for the restoration and upgrading of the housing stock and the archaeological industrial heritage. The capacity of the municipality to enforce protective legislation should be increased. World Heritage assistance for the conservation of recently discovered mural paintings in La Merced should be considered. Implementation of such assistance could be facilitated through already existing training facilities.

 No draft Decision 

Report year: 1993
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Date of Inscription: 1987
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (ii)(iv)(vi)
Danger List (dates): 2014-present
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.