The Old San Jan Historic District is a National Historic Landmark District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Old San Juan is the oldest settlement within Puerto Rico and the historic colonial section of the city of San Juan.
This massive series of fortifications on a rocky promontory was built to protect the important port of Santiago de Cuba. This intricate complex of forts, magazines, bastions and batteries is the most complete, best-preserved example of Spanish-American military architecture.
This sanctuary was built in the 18th century in Minais Gerais. It consists of a church with a Rococo interior, an outdoor stairway decorated with statues of the prophets, and seven chapels illustrating the Stations of the Cross in which the sculptures are masterpieces of a highly original form of Baroque art.
Sewell Mining Town was built by the Braden Copper Co. to house workers at what was to become the world’s largest underground copper mine, El Teniente. It is an outstanding example of the company towns that were born in many remote parts of the world to mine and process high value natural resources.
Teatro Amazonas is an opera house located in Manaus, in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil. The Amazon Theater, or Amazonas Opera House, was inaugurated in 1896, has 700 seats and was constructed with bricks brought from Europe, French glass and Italian marble.
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement. Chosen from the work of Le Corbusier, 17 sites spread over seven countries, are recognized by UNESCO as a testimonial to the invention of a new architectural language that made a break with the past.
Surrounded by the lush vegetation of the Maya Forest, lies one of the major sites of Mayan civilization. Tikal National Park is one of the few World Heritage properties inscribed according to both natural and cultural criteria for its extraordinary biodiversity and archaeological importance.
The Historic town of Cienfuegos, on Cuba's southern coast, exhibits an important interchange of influences based on the Spanish Enlightenment and its is an outstanding early example of their implementation in urban planning in Latin America in the 19th century.
The Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site encompasses the entirety of Jornal do Comércio Square. It is in the former harbor area of Rio de Janeiro in which the old stone wharf was built for the landing of enslaved Africans reaching the South American continent from 1811 onward.
Viñales Valley, near the western end of the island of Cuba, is an outstanding karst landscape encircled by mountains and dotted with spectacular dome-like limestone outcrops that rise nearly 1,000 ft. The valley is home to an original culture who once worked the tobacco plantations.