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 La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue, World Heritage Site (Paraguay)

The Jesuit Missions of Paraguay, La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue, are part of a series of 30 missions in the Río de la Plata basin established by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) during the 17th and 18th centuries.

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.