1.         City of Cuzco (Peru) (C 273)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1983

Criteria  (iii)(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/273/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1986-1997)
Total amount approved: USD 45,000
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/273/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/273/

Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1997

The Committee at its twentieth session (Merida, 1996) urged the Peruvian authorities to establish appropriate planning mechanisms for the historical city of Cusco and decided that a request for technical cooperation for Cusco, submitted by the Government of Peru, would be approved upon receipt, by 15 April 1997, of a state of conservation report. At the time of the preparation of this document, no report had been received.

Action Required

The Bureau, based on additional information that may be available at the time of the twenty-first session of the Bureau may recommend appropriate actions to the consideration of the State Party and the Committee.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1997


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


Decision Adopted: 21 BUR IV.B.51

The Bureau took note of the report presented by the Peruvian National Institute for Culture on Cusco and reiterated the need for appropriate planning mechanisms for the historical City of Cusco. The Bureau welcomed the proposal to establish a Master Plan but emphasized that in the process of its preparation and application arrangements should be made for the adequate coordination and collaboration between all institutions and authorities involved, particularly the National Institute for Culture and the municipality of the City.