Cultural Sites

Fuerte de Samaipata (Bolivia)

The archaeological site of Samaipata consists of two parts: the hill with its many carvings, believed to have been the ceremonial center of the old town, and the area which formed the administrative and residential district. The huge sculptured rock is a unique testimony to pre-Hispanic traditions and beliefs and has no parallel anywhere in the Americas.
Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbor (Curaçao) LAC Geo Editor Mon, 07/31/2017 - 15:24
The people of the Netherlands established a trading settlement at a fine natural harbor on the island of Curaçao in 1634. The architecture of Willemstad has been influenced not only by Dutch colonial concepts but also by the tropical climate and architectural styles from towns throughout the Caribbean region.
La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site (Puerto Rico) LAC Geo Editor Sat, 07/29/2017 - 13:57

The Spanish system of fortifications in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is the oldest European construction in the United States and one of the oldest in the New World. These fortifications guarded the entrance to San Juan Bay, helped the Spanish maintain sovereignty over Puerto Rico, and protected Spanish commerce in the Caribbean basin.

Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru)

Qhapaq Ñan is an extensive Inca communication, trade and defense network of roads, covering more than 18,000 miles through one of the world’s most extreme geographical terrains, linking the snowcapped peaks of the Andes to the coast — running through hot rainforests, fertile valleys and absolute deserts.