Historical & Cultural Landmarks in South America

Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works, World Heritage Site (Chile) The Editor Tue, 01/15/2019 - 18:44
Humberstone and Santa Laura contain over 200 former saltpeter works where workers from Chile, Peru and Bolivia lived in company towns and forged a distinctive communal pampinos culture. That culture is manifest in their rich language, creativity, solidarity, and their pioneering struggle for social justice.
Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos, World Heritage Site (Bolivia) The Editor Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:52
Between 1691 and 1760, a series of mission settlements was founded by the Society of Jesus in the Chiquitos territory of eastern Bolivia. Here on the semiarid frontier of Spanish South America, the Jesuits and the Chiquitano blended European architecture with local traditions.

Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis, World Heritage Site (Argentina, Brazil)

The ruins of São Miguel das Missões in Brazil and those of San Ignacio Miní, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa María la Mayor in Argentina, lie at the heart of a tropical forest. They are the remains of five Jesuit missions, built in the land of the Guaranis during the 17th and 18th centuries.