Historic Centre of Puebla

Factors affecting the property in 1995*
  • Commercial development
  • Deliberate destruction of heritage
  • 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
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1995
Requests approved: 1 (from 1994-1994)
Total amount approved : 18,000 USD
Missions to the property until 1995**
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1995

The World Heritage Committee was informed, at its eighteenth session, that the Chairperson of the Committee approved in 1994 technical assistance in order to advise the national and local authorities of Puebla on the conservation and rehabilitation policies for this city. To this effect, in the last half of 1994 and the beginning of 1995 an expert undertook a series of missions to Puebla. The final report of these missions is expected to be submitted to the Bureau and a presentation will be made during that session.

Action Required

The Bureau is requested to examine the report at its session and to decide which actions or recommendations should be made in this respect.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1995
19 BUR VI.22
Puebla (Mexico)

The Bureau recalled that World Heritage technical assistance was approved in 1994 in order to advise the national and local authorities on the conservation and rehabilitation policies for this city, particularly for the Rio San Francisco area. The Secretariat informed the Bureau that a high-level expert had undertaken a series of missions and that the final report will be available by the end of July. The Bureau requested the Secretariat to report on the results of this assistance to the its next session.

Report year: 1995
Date of Inscription: 1987
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (ii)(iv)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 19COM (1995)

* : 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.