Coro and its Port

UNESCO RegionLatin America and the Caribbean
LocationState of Falcon
CoordinatesN11 24 0 W69 40 60
Inscription Date1993
In Danger From2005
Type of HeritageCultural
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
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement; land-use; or sea-use which is representative of a culture (or cultures); or human interaction with the environment especially when it has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
All ThreatsWater rain/water table
All ThreatsChanges in traditional ways of life and knowledge system
All ThreatsFlooding
All ThreatsGovernance
All ThreatsLegal framework
All ThreatsHousing
Unesco Reference Number658
State of Conservation Report
DescriptionWith its earthen constructions unique to the Caribbean, Coro is the only surviving example of a rich fusion of local traditions with Spanish Mudéjar and Dutch architectural techniques. One of the first colonial towns (founded in 1527), it has some 602 historic buildings.
StatusWorld Heritage Site