Archaeological Site and Historic Centre of Panamá City

Archaeological Site and Historic Centre of Panamá City is part of the Tentative list of Panama in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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Nan

Germany - 10-Feb-19 -

For a while I thought, Panama was really trying to nominate the same site for a third time. Panama is a WHS already. And it's also part of the The Colonial Transisthmian Route of Panamá nomination scheduled for the 2019 WHC.

But by comparing the nomination name of the tentative site and the original Panama site, I now believe this is a simple modification proposal:

  • Full name of WHS: Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá
  • Full name of Tentative Site: Archaeological Site and Historic Centre of Panamá City

It's really hard to tell from the Unesco homepage that this is the case and it had me worried about the process. Unfortunately, from the Unesco website it's also very hard to tell what the actual modification entails, so it's hard to judge if this add anything to the existing site or not. Having been both at the Archeological Site and the Historic Center I felt the boundaries were rather clear:

  • The archeological site has a fence, on the other side a big road and then a modern neighborhood.
  • The Historic Center is situated on a peninsula. At the end of the peninsula the colonial buildings end and concrete buildings are everywhere.

In any case, I don't think you need to search for this tentative site.


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Archaeological Site and Historic Centre of Panamá City
Panama
Added
2015
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2015 Added to Tentative List

The site has 2 locations

Archaeological Site and Historic Centre of Panamá City: Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo (T)
Archaeological Site and Historic Centre of Panamá City: Historic Centre of Panamá City Within Casco Antiguo (T)
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