Old Havanas Historic Center and its system of Colonial fortifications
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- 09 / 20 / 2007
The inclusion of Old Havanas Historic Center and its system of colonial fortifications in the World Heritage List was approved in the 6th Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, held on December 13-17, 1982 in the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.
The architectural complex and its system of fortifications gain international recognition under the criteria that theyre representatives of a type of structure that illustrates a significant stage of history and constitutes an exceptional example of a traditional human settlement. It represents a culture that can be vulnerable under the effects of modifications or irreversible changes.
The urban Historic Center of the City of Havana and its system of fortifications is under the legal and judicial protection of Laws No. 1 of the National Assembly of Peoples Power, Law of the Protection of Cultural Heritage of August 4, 1977; Law No. 2 of the National Assembly of Peoples Power; Law of National and Local Monuments of August 4, 1977; Resolution No.3 of the National Commission of Monuments which declares the Historic Center of the former villa of San Cristóbal de La Habana, City of Havana province, as a National Monument starting October 10, 1978.