World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Sites by Country within Latin America and the Caribbean

World Heritage Sites are landmarks or areas which are recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific, or another form of significance, and are legally protected by international treaties.

The sites are judged important to the collective interests of humanity.


Maya Site of Copan


Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve **

** site inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger


Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila

Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque Hydraulic System

Archaeological Monuments Zone of Xochicalco

Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes

Camino Real de Tierra Adentro

Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl

El Tajin, Pre-Hispanic City

Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda of Querétaro

Historic Center of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán

Historic Center of Mexico City and Xochimilco

Historic Center of Morelia

Historic Center of Puebla

Historic Center of Zacatecas

Historic Fortified Town of Campeche

Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro

Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan

Historic Xochimilco

Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines

Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara

Luis Barragán House and Studio

Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza

Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque

Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan

Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal

Prehistoric Caves of Yagul and Mitla in the Central Valley of Oaxaca

Protective town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco

Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco

Mixed Cultural & Natural

Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche

Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley: originary habitat of Mesoamerica


Archipiélago de Revillagigedo

El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve

Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California **

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

Sian Ka'an

Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino

** site inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger


Fray Bentos Industrial Landscape

Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento

The Work of Engineer Eladio Dieste: Church of Atlántida


Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas

Coro and its Port **


Canaima National Park

** site inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger