Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena

Factors affecting the property in 1993*
  • Ground transport infrastructure
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1993
Requests approved: 5 (from 1988-1993)
Total amount approved : 48,800 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 EXT.BUR V.B.1.2.2
Examination of requests for International Assistance - Cartagena (Colombia)


B.1 Requests on which the Bureau took a decision

B.1.2 Technical Cooperation

B.1.2.2 Cartagena (Colombia)

In discussing the request for technical assistance for Cartagena, the Bureau commended the systematic approach of the conservation efforts in Cartagena and was very pleased to note that earlier World Heritage assistance has led to very concrete results.

The Bureau approved the amount of US$ 19,000 for the services of national and international experts for the preparation of a Master Plan for the Historical Centre of Cartagena.

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SOC: Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena (Colombia)

Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena (Colombia)

World Heritage assistance has led to the preparation of a municipal legislation for the historical centre. Further assistance was approved by the Bureau for the preparation of a Master Plan for the centre in relation to an overall urban development plan. The Committee was informed of the plans to construct a new bridge, the Heredia Bridge, between the town and Fort San Felipe, just outside the ramparts of the city. This bridge would seriously affect the visual aspect of the site and would disrupt the visual and functional relation between the Fort and the town. The Committee recommended that the local and national authorities study carefully the traffic situation in and around the historical centre, and to consider possible alternatives for the bridge.

No draft Decision  

Report year: 1993
Date of Inscription: 1984
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iv)(vi)
Documents examined by the Committee
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* : 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.