Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox (1995)
Columbia

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Columbia 1996. Historical Landmarks. The cemetery of Mompox.

Columbia 1987. Santa Barbara, Mompox. 

Founded in 1540 on the banks of the River Magdalena, Mompox played a key role in the Spanish colonization of northern South America.

From the 16th to the 19th century the city developed parallel to the river, with the main street acting as a dyke. 

The historic centre has preserved the harmony and unity of the urban landscape. 

Most of the buildings are still used for their original purposes, providing an exceptional picture of what a Spanish colonial city was like.

Other World Heritage Sites in Columbia (on this site). Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Columbia section, for further information on the individual properties. 

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