Puerto Vallarta’s Historic Center Earns Cultural Heritage Site Honor
August 22, 2018
Jalisco’s Department of Culture recently declared Puerto Vallarta’s Historic Center a protected Cultural Heritage Site. As such, the Historic Center receives all the rights and privileges of a Heritage Site and is protected by state and federal laws.
Puerto Vallarta’s Historic Center spans the city’s most significant areas -- from the beginning of the Malecon to the Romantic Zone, and up to the Conchas Chinas neighborhoods. Notably, centuries-old landmarks like the Church of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the city’s central plaza, and Los Muertos Pier, along with colonial homes, will be fully preserved as a result of the area being deemed a Cultural Heritage Site.
“According to the State of Jalisco, this proclamation is a step to further preserve the architectural elements of patrimonial value and image and essential characteristics of the typical town on the seashore, one of the unique qualities of Puerto Vallarta, known as the ‘most Mexican’ beach destination,” reports the Vallarta Daily News.
The heartbeat of Puerto Vallarta, the Historic Center is an important place for locals and tourists to experience long-standing traditions and authentic characteristics that represent the city’s legacy.