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Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba (Argentina)

Document type
Decision
Reference number
X.C.1
Date
Nov 27, 2000
Source
UNEP, InforMEA
Status
Active
Subject
Wild species & ecosystems
Treaty
Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (Nov 23, 1972)
Meeting
24e session du Comité
Website
whc.unesco.org
Abstract

Property: Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba

Id. N°: 995

State Party: Argentina

Criteria: C (ii) (iv)

The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv):

Criterion (ii) The Jesuit buildings and ensembles of Córdoba and the estancias are exceptional examples of the fusion of European and indigenous values and cultures during a seminal period in South America.

Criterion (iv) The religious, social, and economic experiment carried out in South America for over 150 years by the Society of Jesus produced a unique form of material expression, which is illustrated by the Jesuit buildings and ensembles of Córdoba and the estancias.

The Delegate of Mexico noted the influence of the Jesuit Order on the American continent and highlighted the fact that the property was representative of an extensive agricultural system founded by religious orders.