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account all the parameters linked to these two buildings once the works have been achieved;

  • 6.

    Requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre regularly updated on the establishment of the Construction Monitoring Committee and its criteria, as well as the progress of the works and the monthly conclusions of such Committee;

  • 7.

    Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, before 1 February 2011, a report concerning the progress made with the implementation of the recommendations, so it can be examined by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011.

101. Old Town of Avila with its Extra-Muros Churches (Spain) (C 348bis)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1985

Criteria (iii) (iv)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger N/A

Previous Committee Decisions 31 COM 8B.63; 32 COM 8B.66; 33 COM 8B.53

International Assistance N/A

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds N/A

Previous monitoring missions March 2005: joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS mission.

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

  • a)

    Volume of a new building and re-designing of the Plaza of Santa Teresa located between the Alcazar Gate in the town walls and the extra-muros Church of San Pedro;

  • b)

    Lack of buffer zone and integrated management plan;

  • c)

    Inadequate legal protection;

  • d)

    Inadequate respect of the Operational Guidelines (para. 172) before construction and restoration were undertaken.

Illustrative material http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/348/documents/

Current conservation issues

On 1 February 2010, the State Party submitted a report concerning the progress of the works related to the development of the integrated Management Plan for the Old Town of Àvila with its Extra-Muros churches.

This report states that a first draft of the Special Management Plan of the registered property and its buffer zone is at the stage of revision and discussion. The plan will be based on a detailed analysis of the outstanding universal value attributes and the link between all components, in the context of their contribution to the town as an entirety.

State of conservation of World Heritage properties inscribed on the World Heritage List

WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, p. 180

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