Historical & Cultural Landmarks in South America

Chiloé Archipelago: Chiloé Island (South America) Editor Tue, 04/30/2019 - 17:00
Located in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of the Los Lagos Region in southern Chile, Chiloé Island is the largest island of the Chiloé Archipelago. From pastoral landscapes to iconic wooden churches, Chiloé is known for its distinctive folklore, mythology, cuisine and unique architecture.
Churches of Chiloé World Heritage Sites (Chile) Editor Sun, 12/09/2018 - 12:24
In the Chiloé Archipelago, off the coast of Chile, are about 70 churches built within a "Circular Mission" framework, introduced by the Jesuits in the 17th century. These churches bear witness to a successful fusion of indigenous and European culture as well as to the spiritual values of the communities.
City of Quito, World Heritage Site (Ecuador) Editor Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:34
Quito, Ecuador's capital, sits high in the Andean foothills. Constructed on the foundations of an ancient Incan city, it’s known for its well-preserved colonial center, rich with 16th- and 17th-century churches and other structures blending European, Moorish and indigenous styles.
Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas World Heritage Site (Venezuela) Editor Wed, 12/12/2018 - 18:01
The Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas, built to the design of the architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva, between 1940 and 1960, is an outstanding example of the Modern Movement in architecture. The university campus integrates the large number of buildings and functions into a clearly articulated ensemble.
Coro and its Port, World Heritage Site (Venezuela) Editor Sun, 10/21/2018 - 13:41
With its earthen constructions unique to the Caribbean, Coro is the only surviving example of a rich fusion of local traditions with Spanish Mudéjar and Dutch architectural techniques. Founded in 1527, it was one of the first colonial towns and has some 600 historic buildings.