World Heritage Sites in South America

Barrio Histórico: Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento, World Heritage Site (Uruguay)

Colonia del Sacramento is located at the tip of a short peninsula with a strategic position on the north shore of Uruguay's Río de la Plata. The Historic Quarter is a fusion of Portuguese, Spanish and post-colonial styles. The buildings date from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves, World Heritage Site (Brazil)

The Southern Atlantic submarine ridge forms the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago and Rocas Atoll off the coast of Brazil which represents a large proportion of the island surface of the South Atlantic. Their waters are important for the breeding and feeding of tuna, shark and marine mammals.

Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks, World Heritage Site (Brazil)

The site of the Cerrado Protected Areas includes the Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks, located in the Brazilian central plateau in the State of Goias. Both parks help protect the Cerrado biome, one of the oldest and most diverse ecosystems in the world.