In 1976, the UNESCO conference in Nairobi came up with a definition of the historic urban complex, which attempts to combine the preservation of the city with contemporary requirements, with the support of the local and municipal administration, residents and neighbourhood associations and technical bodies.
In Cabo Verde, the classification of historic centeres as National Heritage is based on law no. 102/III/90, of December 29, revoked by Law nº 85/IX/2020, of April 20, aiming at the preservation, defense and enhancement of Cabo Verdean cultural heritage.ler mais
The national legislation defines historic sites as "Works of man or joint works of man and nature, spaces adequately characteristic and homogeneous so that they can be geographically delimited, remarkable for their historical, archaeological, artistic, scientific or ethnological interest."
Safeguarding the classified historical centres has been the great challenge of Cabo Verde. This taking into account the forms and types of interventions that must be carried out, so that the National Heritage centers do not lose their identity, but also do not jeopardize the integrity of the population.ler menos