The Colonial Transisthmian Route of Panamá

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The Colonial Transisthmian Route of Panamá (Ruta Colonial Transístmica de Panamá) is part of the Tentative list of Panama in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List. It is a proposed extension of Panamá WHS.

The Colonial Transisthmian Route of Panamá comprises 5 sites along the Spanish colonial heritage route across Central America. It is proposed as a significant boundary modification for the WHS “Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá” and also includes the WHS “Portobelo/San Lorenzo”.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Nan

Germany - 08-Feb-19 -

The Colonial Transisthmian Route of Panamá (T) by Nan

Panama has managed the rather remarkable feat to show how weak their nomination is in the very first sentence of their nomination:

"It is a serial property which comprises 5 component parts, several of which already have been inscribed on the World Heritage list[.]"

Executive summary: Of the 5 proposed components 3 are already inscribed as Panama and Portobelo and San+Lorenzo. This leaves the two roads connecting the Caribbean and Pacific coast as sole new addition.

I effectively ticked this off on my short visit to Panama by visiting Panama and Portobelo. I even made an effort in Panama to follow the road a little bit in downtown.

OUV

I really don't think serial combinations consisting primarily of already inscribed sites should be given any consideration. This does not belong on the list and is well covered by the already inscribed sites.

Getting There

Visiting Panama already gets you there, so there is little to add here.


Full Name
The Colonial Transisthmian Route of Panamá (Ruta Colonial Transístmica de Panamá)
Country
Panama
Added
2017
Nominated for
2024
Extension of
Panamá WHS
Type
Cultural
Categories
Human activity - Transport and Trade
Link
By ID
2023 Incomplete - not examined

2020 Upstream Process

2019 Deferred

2017 Added to Tentative List

The site has 6 locations

The Colonial Transisthmian Route of Panamá: Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo (T)
The Colonial Transisthmian Route of Panamá: Historic District of Panamá (T)
The Colonial Transisthmian Route of Panamá: Castle of San Lorenzo (T)
The Colonial Transisthmian Route of Panamá: Camino de Cruces Section 1 (T)
The Colonial Transisthmian Route of Panamá: Camino de Cruces Section 2 (T)
The Colonial Transisthmian Route of Panamá: Camino de Cruces Section 3 (T)
WHS 1997-2024