Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas

UNESCO RegionLatin America and the Caribbean
LocationMunicipality of Libertador, Caracas
CoordinatesN10 29 26.628 W66 53 26.448
Inscription Date2000
Property (ha)164,203
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
Unesco Reference Number986
DescriptionThe Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas, built to the design of the architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva, between 1940 and 1960, is an outstanding example of the Modern Movement in architecture. The university campus integrates the large number of buildings and functions into a clearly articulated ensemble, including masterpieces of modern architecture and visual arts, such as the Aula Magna with the "Clouds" of Alexander Calder, the Olympic Stadium, and the Covered Plaza.
StatusWorld Heritage Site