The Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas (University City of Caracas) is the main campus of the Central University of Venezuela, located in central Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. It is considered a masterpiece of architecture and urban planning.
Historical & Cultural Landmarks in South America
The coffee tradition is a symbol of national culture for which Colombia has gained worldwide recognition. The Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia is a continuing productive landscape consisting of a series of six sites, which integrate eighteen urban settlements.
The Coffee Triangle, located in the Paisa region of Colombia at the western end of the Andes Mountains, is famous for growing and producing the majority of Colombian coffee as well as for its steep-sloped valleys and historic architecture.
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.
The Curutchet House of La Plata, Argentina, was chosen by UNESCO from the work of Le Corbusier as an outstanding contribution to the Modern Movement: a testimonial to the invention of a new architectural language that made a break with the past.
Cusco: City of Cuzco, World Heritage Site (Peru) The Editor Sat, 11/03/2018 - 17:18
Situated in the Peruvian Andes, Cusco developed into a complex Incan urban center with distinct religious and administrative functions. When the Spaniards conquered it in the 16th century, they preserved the basic structure but built Baroque churches and palaces over the ruins of the Inca city.
Easter Island lies at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle in Oceania. It is most famous for its nearly 1,000 surviving monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people. Rapa Nui National Park is a protected Chilean wildlife area located within Easter Island.
Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panamá: Portobelo-San Lorenzo, World Heritage Site The Editor Fri, 12/07/2018 - 21:34
The Fortifications on the Caribbean side of Panamá: Portobelo-San Lorenzo are located along the coast of the Province of Colón. These Panamanian forts on the Caribbean coast form part of the defense system built by the Spanish Crown to protect transatlantic trade.
Fray Bentos is the capital of the 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 in the mid-nineteenth century to process meat produced on the vast prairies nearby.
Historic Center of Lima, World Heritage Site (Peru) The Editor Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:17
The Historic Center of Lima bears witness to the architecture and urban development of a Spanish colonial town of great political, economic and cultural importance in Latin America. The city played a leading role in the history of the New World from 1542 to the 18th century.