Cultural Site

City of Cuzco (Peru)

Situated in the Peruvian Andes, Cuzco (Cusco) developed into a complex Incan urban center with distinct religious and administrative functions. When the Spaniards conquered it in the 16th century, they preserved the basic structure but built Baroque churches and palaces over the ruins of the Inca city.

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. The road links the snow-capped peaks of the Andes to the coast, running through hot rain forests, fertile valleys and absolute deserts.

Brasília (Brazil)

Brasília is a unique example of urban planning brought to fruition in the 20th century. It represents the living expression of the principles and ideals advanced by the Modernist Movement and effectively embodied through the urban and architectural planning of Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer.