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Year of Inscription: 1996
Criteria: IV
Description: The city of Oporto, built along the hillsides overlooking the mouth of the Douro River, is an outstanding urban landscape with a 2,000-year history. Its continuous growth, linked to the sea (the Romans gave it the name Portus, or port), can be seen in the many and varied monuments, from the cathedral with its Romanesque choir, to the neoclassical Stock Exchange and the typically Portuguese Manueline-style Church of Santa Clara.




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WHS Managing Entity: Municipality of Porto
Address: Praça General Humberto Delgado
                 4091-001 Porto – Portugal
Phone:    +351 222 097 067
Email:      dmcc@cm-porto.pt
URL:        http://www.cm-porto.pt/

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Year of Inscription: 1982
Criteria: I; II; III; IV; VI
Description: Built on the site of an Etruscan settlement, Florence, the symbol of the Renaissance, rose to economic and cultural pre-eminence under the Medici in the 15th and 16th centuries. Its 600 years of extraordinary artistic activity can be seen above all in the 13th-century cathedral (Santa Maria del Fiore), the Church of Santa Croce, the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace, the work of great masters such as Giotto, Brunelleschi, Botticelli and Michelangelo.



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WHS Managing Entity: Municipality of Florence
Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 7
                 50123 Firenze (FI)
                 Italy
Phone:    +39 055 2625441
                 +39 055 2625439
Email:      centrostoricounesco@comune.fi.it
URL:         http://www.firenzepatrimoniomondiale.it/

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Year of Inscription: 2007
Criteria: II; IV
Description: The Port of the Moon, port city of Bordeaux in south-west France, is inscribed as an inhabited historic city, an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble, created in the age of the Enlightenment, whose values continued up to the first half of the 20th century, with more protected buildings than any other French city except Paris. It is also recognized for its historic role as a place of exchange of cultural values over more than 2,000 years, particularly since the 12th century due to commercial links with Britain and the Low Lands. Urban plans and architectural ensembles of the early 18th century onwards place the city as an outstanding example of innovative classical and neoclassical trends and give it an exceptional urban and architectural unity and coherence. Its urban form represents the success of philosophers who wanted to make towns into melting pots of humanism, universality and culture.



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WHS Managing Entity: Bordeaux Métropole
Address: Esplanade Charles-de-Gaulle
                 33045 Bordeaux cedex
Phone:    +33620336088
Email:      almoniot@bordeaux-metropole.fr
URL:         http://www.bordeaux2030.fr/bordeaux-unesco/

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Year of Inscription: 1995
Criteria: II; IV
Description: Edinburgh has been the Scottish capital since the 15th century. It has two distinct areas: the Old Town, dominated by a medieval fortress; and the neoclassical New Town, whose development from the 18th century onwards had a far-reaching influence on European urban planning. The harmonious juxtaposition of these two contrasting historic areas, each with many important buildings, is what gives the city its unique character.



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WHS Managing Entity: Edinburgh World Heritage
Address: 5 Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate
                 EH8 8DD, Edinburgh
                 United Kingdom
Phone:    +44 131 220 7720
Email:     info@ewht.org.uk
URL:        http://www.ewh.org.uk

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Year of Inscription: 1985
Criteria: I; II; IV
Description: This famous pilgrimage site in north-west Spain became a symbol in the Spanish Christians' struggle against Islam. Destroyed by the Muslims at the end of the 10th century, it was completely rebuilt in the following century. With its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque buildings, the Old Town of Santiago is one of the world's most beautiful urban areas. The oldest monuments are grouped around the tomb of St James and the cathedral, which contains the remarkable Pórtico de la Gloria.



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WHS Managing Entity: Consorcio de la Ciudad de Santiago de Compostela
Address: Rúa do Vilar, 59
                 15705, Santiago de Compostela
Phone:    +34981574700
Email:      gerencia@consorciodesantiago.org
URL:         http://www.consorciodesantiago.org/

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