World Heritage Sites in South America

Fray Bentos: Industrial Landscape, World Heritage Site (Uruguay) Editor Thu, 12/13/2018 - 19:00
Fray Bentos is the capital of Uruugay's Río Negro Department. Its port on the Uruguay River is one of the nation's most important harbors. The Fray Bentos industrial complex was built following the development of a factory, founded in 1859, to process meat produced on the vast prairies nearby.

Galápagos Islands: Galápagos National Park, Marine Reserve and Biosphere Reserve (Ecuador)

Situated in the Pacific Ocean some 600+ miles from the South American continent, these islands, islets and surrounding waters have been called a unique 'living museum and showcase of evolution'. Located at the confluence of three ocean currents, the Galápagos are a melting pot of marine species.
Historic Center of Santa Cruz de Mompox, World Heritage Site (Colombia) Editor Sun, 12/02/2018 - 16:14
Founded in 1540 on the banks of Colombia's River Magdalena, Mompox played a key role in the Spanish colonization of northern South America. The historic center has preserved the harmony and unity of the urban landscape, providing an exceptional picture of what a Spanish colonial city was like.