"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."
"蒙波斯(Mompox)于1540年建立于马格达莱纳河(the River Magdalena)河畔，在西班牙殖民统治南美洲北部时发挥了重要作用。从16至19世纪，这个城市沿着河流两岸逐渐发展扩大，主要街道都担当着河堤的 作用。历史中心保持了城市景观的和谐与统一。现在大部分建筑物，仍保留原来的使用目的，真实地反映了西班牙统治时期的殖民地城市画面。"
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/742