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Historic Centre of Puebla

Factors affecting the property in 2000*
  • Commercial development
  • Deliberate destruction of heritage
  • Earthquake
  • Housing
  • Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Urban development project including the demolition of a great number of colonial constructions
  • Earthquake in 1999
International Assistance: requests for the property until 2000
Requests approved: 2 (from 1994-1999)
Total amount approved : 68,000 USD
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2000

In May 2000, a general report on work on the Convents of San Francisco, in Tochimilco, and San Agustín, in Puebla, was submitted by the State Party. It was followed by a report in July 2000 on the advances of consolidation and restoration work done in the whole region affected by the earthquakes in 1999, detailing that 93 % of the work was concluded, with only 298 buildings still in state of repair.

Analysis and Conclusion by World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in 2000


Summary of the interventions
This report was not discussed during the World Heritage Committee session.
Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2000

No draft Decision

Report year: 2000
Date of Inscription: 1987
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (ii)(iv)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 24COM (2000)

* : 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.