World Heritage Sites in South America

Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes Between the Mountain and the Sea, World Heritage Site (Brazil)

Rio de Janeiro's dramatic landscape is punctuated by a series of forested mountains that tower over the city and cascade down to the coast where the steep cone shapes of Sugar Loaf and Corcovado frame the wide sweeps of Guanabara Bay that shelters this spectacular city from the Atlantic Ocean.

Sewell Mining Town (Chile)

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.

Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Center of the Tiwanaku Culture, World Heritage Site (Bolivia)

The city of Tiwanaku was the capital of a powerful pre-Hispanic empire that dominated a large area of the southern Andes and beyond. Its monumental remains testify to the cultural and political significance of this civilization, which is distinct from any of the other pre-Hispanic empires of the Americas.