World Heritage area

Zones of the Cultural Property

The Cultural Property consists of three zones:
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1. The oldest part of the Historic Inner City of Paramaribo (18th century), which is a Designated Conservation Zone (blue area on the map). 
         This zone is enclosed by:
         • Fort Zeelandia and surroundings
         • Sommelsdijksche Kreek
         • Tourtonnelaan, Klipstenenstraat, Heiligenweg, bank along the Waterfront of the River Suriname

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2. Buffer Zone 1, Wijk Combé, a 18th/19th century urban extension (red area on the map). 
         This zone is enclosed by:
         • Grote Combéweg
         • Mahonylaan
         • Bank of the River Suriname

2. Buffer Zone 2, the 18th century urban extension (green area on the map)
         This zone is enclosed by:
         • Sommelsdijksche Kreek
         • Wanicastraat
         • Viottekreek

Essential Listed Monuments

There are nine Essential Listed Monuments in the city.

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Inside the Designated Conservation Zone:
1. Fort Zeelandia Area, address: Abraham Crijnssenweg & Zeelandiaweg
      The area of Fort Zeelandia consists of:
      • the Fort Zeelandia (operated as a museum)
      • 4 former officers houses (used as office buildings)
      • 2 former commanders houses
      • ruins of "Gebouw 1790" (a former barrack)
      • a former military prison
      • a former guardhouse
2. Presidential Palace, address: Onafhankelijkheidsplein 1
3. Ministry of Finance, address: Onafhankelijkheidsplein 3
4. Roman Catholic Cathedral “St. Petrus en Paulus”, address: Gravenstraat 22-24
5. "Corner House", address: Waterkant 2
6. "De Waag" (1824), address: Waterkant 5
7. Reformed Church, address: Kerkplein

Outside the Designated Conservation Zone:
8. Lutheran Church, address: Waterkant 102
9. Synagogue "Neve Shalom" (Ashkenadzi Jewisch Community), address: Keizerstraat 82

Listed monuments

There are 244 formally protected monuments in Paramaribo. About 50% are located inside the designated Conservation Zone; about 15% inside the two designated Buffer Zones.
That means that there are still 35% outside the designated Conservation Zone and Buffer Zones. These buildings guarantee the continuation of the wooden city outside the nominated area.

 

Zones of the Cultural Property

The Cultural Property consists of three zones:
Unesco World Heritage gebied (300).jpg
1. The oldest part of the Historic Inner City of Paramaribo (18th century), which is a Designated Conservation Zone (blue area on the map). 
         This zone is enclosed by:
         • Fort Zeelandia and surroundings
         • Sommelsdijksche Kreek
         • Tourtonnelaan, Klipstenenstraat, Heiligenweg, bank along the Waterfront of the River Suriname

Unescokaart met bufferzones 350.jpg
2. Buffer Zone 1, Wijk Combé, a 18th/19th century urban extension (red area on the map). 
         This zone is enclosed by:
         • Grote Combéweg
         • Mahonylaan
         • Bank of the River Suriname

2. Buffer Zone 2, the 18th century urban extension (green area on the map)
         This zone is enclosed by:
         • Sommelsdijksche Kreek
         • Wanicastraat
         • Viottekreek

Essential Listed Monuments

There are nine Essential Listed Monuments in the city.

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Inside the Designated Conservation Zone:
1. Fort Zeelandia Area, address: Abraham Crijnssenweg & Zeelandiaweg
      The area of Fort Zeelandia consists of:
      • the Fort Zeelandia (operated as a museum)
      • 4 former officers houses (used as office buildings)
      • 2 former commanders houses
      • ruins of "Gebouw 1790" (a former barrack)
      • a former military prison
      • a former guardhouse
2. Presidential Palace, address: Onafhankelijkheidsplein 1
3. Ministry of Finance, address: Onafhankelijkheidsplein 3
4. Roman Catholic Cathedral “St. Petrus en Paulus”, address: Gravenstraat 22-24
5. "Corner House", address: Waterkant 2
6. "De Waag" (1824), address: Waterkant 5
7. Reformed Church, address: Kerkplein

Outside the Designated Conservation Zone:
8. Lutheran Church, address: Waterkant 102
9. Synagogue "Neve Shalom" (Ashkenadzi Jewisch Community), address: Keizerstraat 82

Listed monuments

There are 244 formally protected monuments in Paramaribo. About 50% are located inside the designated Conservation Zone; about 15% inside the two designated Buffer Zones.
That means that there are still 35% outside the designated Conservation Zone and Buffer Zones. These buildings guarantee the continuation of the wooden city outside the nominated area.

 

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