World Heritage Sites in Mexico

Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve (Mexico)

The Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul is the heartland of the area in which the Maya civilization reached its climax. The Calakmul Biosphere Reserve is considered to be the largest forest mass in Mexico and the second largest remnant forest left in Latin America.
Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes World Heritage Site (Mexico) Editor Thu, 01/03/2019 - 13:45
Paquimé, Casas Grandes, played a key role in trade and cultural contacts between the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, and the more advanced civilizations of Mesoamerica. The archaeological zone is distinguished by its impressive buildings in earthen architecture.
Archipiélago de Revillagigedo: National Park and World Heritage Site (Central/North America) Editor Mon, 11/05/2018 - 17:05
Located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, the Archipiélago de Revillagigedo is made up of four remote islands and their surrounding waters. Part of a submerged volcanic mountain range, the islands provide critical habitat for a range of wildlife and are of particular importance for seabirds.
Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, World Heritage Site (Mexico) Editor Fri, 01/04/2019 - 16:27
Camino Real de Tierra Adentro was the Royal Inland Road, also known as the Silver Route, which constitutes a part of the Spanish Intercontinental Royal Route from Mexico City to Santa Fe. The route was actively used as a trade route for 300 years, from the mid-16th to the 19th centuries.
Central University City Campus of UNAM World Heritage Site (Mexico) Editor Wed, 10/17/2018 - 12:40
The Central University City Campus of UNAM constitutes a unique example of 20th-century modernism integrating urbanism, architecture, engineering, landscape design and fine arts with references to local traditions, especially to Mexico’s pre-Hispanic past.

Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatépetl World Heritage Site (Mexico)

These 14 monasteries stand on the slopes of Popocatépetl to the southeast of Mexico City. They are in an excellent state of conservation and are good examples of the architectural style adopted by the first missionaries who converted the indigenous populations to Christianity in the early 16th century.

El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve World Heritage Site (Mexico)

The reserve comprises the Pinacate area, the Gran Desierto de Altar, and the Bahía Adair on the Gulf of California’s border in northeastern Mexico. Geological volcanic formations with craters, dunes, oasis and beaches, as well as the diversity of plant associations determine its special landscape.