List of UNESCO’s World Heritage in South America

Below is a full list of world heritages of UNESCO in the continent of South America. Please follow Countryaah to find all south American countries.

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Venezuela

  • The city of Coro and its port (1993)
  • Canaima National Park (1994)
  • Caracas campus (2000)

Uruguay

  • City of Colonia do Sacramento (1995)
  • The industrial landscape on the Uruguay River just south of Fray Bentos (2015)

Suriname

  • Central Suriname Nature Reserve (2000)
  • Paramaribo’s historic center (2002)

Peru

  • City of Cuzco (1983)
  • Remains of the city of Machu Picchu (1983)
  • Huascarán National Park (1985)
  • Chavín de Huántar’s Archipelago (1985)
  • Chan Chan’s Archipelago (1986)
  • Manú National Park (1987)
  • Old Town of Lima (1988, 1991)
  • Río Abiseo National Park (1990), 1992)
  • Lines and geoglyphs in Nazca and Pampas de Jumana (1994)
  • The historical center of the city ​​of Arequipa (2000)
  • Caral on the river Supe, 5,000 years old well-preserved archaeological site (2009)
  • Qhapaq Ñan, a 30,000 km long Andean road system built by the Inca people (together with Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador) (2014)

Paraguay

  • Jesuit Mission Stations La Santisima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesus de Tavarangue (1993)

Bolivia

  • The mining town of Potosí (1987)
    Chiquito’s Jesuit Mission Stations (1990)
  • City of Sucre (1991)
  • The Fuerte de Samaipata Archipelago (1998)
  • Noel Kempff Mercado National Park (2000)
  • Tiahuanaco (Tiahuanaco Cultural and Political Center) (2000)
  • Qhapaq Ñan, a 30,000 km Andean road system built by the Inca people (together with Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, 2014)

Ecuador

  • Galápagos Islands (1978, 2001)
  • City of Quito (1978)
  • Sangay National Park (1983)
  • City of Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca historic center (1999)
  • Qhapaq Ñan, a 30,000 km long Andean road system built by the Inca people (together with Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Peru, 2014)

Colombia

  • Port, defense facilities and development environments in Cartagena (1984)
  • Los Katios National Park (1994)
  • Old Town of Santa Cruz de Mompox (1995)
  • Tierradentro Archaeological National Park (1995)
  • San Augustín’s Archaeological Site (1995)
  • Island of Malpelo and the surrounding sea area (2006)
  • Coffee cultivation landscape western mountainous parts of the country (2011)
  • Qhapaq Ñan, a 30,000 km long Andean road system built by the Inca people (together with Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, 2014)
  • Serranía Chiribiquete National Park in Colombia. There are more than 75,000 murals in the area (2018)

Chile

  • Easter Island (1995)
  • The wooden churches of Chiloé (2000)
  • Valparaiso’s historic district (2003)
  • Humberstone and Santa Laura salt (2005)
  • Sewell mining town (2006)
  • Qhapaq Ñan, a 30,000 km long Andean road system built by the Inca people (together with Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, 2014)

Brazil

  • City of Ouro Preto (1980)
  • Old City of Olinda (1982)
  • Nine Jesuit Mission Stations (1983, 1984)
  • Old City of Salvador de Bahia (1985)
  • Bom Jesus Church in Congonhas (1985)
  • Iguaçú National Park (1986)
  • City of Brasilia (1987)
  • Serra da Capuvara National Park (1991)
  • Old Town of São Luis (1997)
  • Discovery Coast and Atlantic Forest Reserve (1999)
  • Southeast Atlantic Forest Reserve (1999)
  • Diamantina’s Historical Center (1999)
  • Central Amazon Reserve with Jaú National Park (2000, Extended 2003)
  • Pantanalswetlands (2000)
  • Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Islands (2001)
  • Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks (2001)
  • Goiás historic center (2001)
  • São Francisco square with surrounding 18th and 19th century buildings in the city of São Cristovão (2010)
  • Rio de Janeiro with the Carioca landscape between the mountains and the sea; a highly exploited urban area in a dramatic nature (2012)
  • Conjunto Moderno de Pampulha, a cultural center erected from 1940 around the artificial lake Pampulha in Belo Horizonte (2016)
  • The Valongokai in Rio de Janeiro, built to receive African slaves 1811–31 (2017)
  • The historic coastal town of Paraty and the surrounding countryside that is home to a large number of endangered animals (2019)

Argentina

  • Los Glaciares National Park (1981)
  • Nine Jesuit Missions (1983, 1984)
  • Iguaçu National Park (1984)
  • Peninsula Valdés (1999)
  • Cueva de los Manos, Rio Pinturas, cave paintings (1999)
  • Ischigualasto and Talampaya Natural Parks (2000)
  • Jesuits monastery complex, and agricultural estates in Córdoba (2000)
  • Quebrada de Humahuaca (2003)
  • Qhapaq Ñan, a 30,000 km long Andean road system built by the Inca people (together with Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, 2014)
  • One of 17 architectural works by Le Corbusier (2016)
  • Los Alerces National Park (2017)