List of World Heritage Sites in the Americas


List of World Heritage Sites in the Americas

This is a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

flagicon|Argentina Argentina

*Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas
*Iguazú National Park, home of Iguazu Falls (shared with Brazil)
*Ischigualasto Provincial Park and Talampaya National Park.
*Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba in Córdoba
*Los Glaciares National Park
*Península Valdés
*Quebrada de Humahuaca
*Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Miní, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa María Mayor (plus São Miguel das Missões in Brazil)

flagicon|Belize Belize

*Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

flagicon|Bermuda Bermuda (UK)

*Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda

flagicon|Bolivia Bolivia

*City of Potosí
*Fuerte de Samaipata
*Historic City of Sucre
*Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos
*Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
*Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture

flagicon|Brazil Brazil

*Atlantic Forest Southeast Reserves
*Brasília
*Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves
*Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks
*Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves
*Historic Centre of São Luís
*Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia
*Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina
*Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás
*Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda
*Historic Town of Ouro Preto
*Iguaçu National Park
*Jaú National Park
*Pantanal Conservation Area
*Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas
*Serra da Capivara National Park
*Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: Ruins of São Miguel das Missões in Rio Grande do Sul (shared with Argentina)

flagicon|Canada Canada

*Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks in Alberta and British Columbia
*Dinosaur Provincial Park - Alberta
*Gros Morne National Park - Newfoundland and Labrador
*Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump - Alberta
*Historic District of Quebec City - Quebec
*Joggins Fossil Cliffs, The - Nova Scotia
*Kluane-Wrangell-St. Elias-Glacier Bay-Tatshenshini-Alsek (partially in the Yukon and British Columbia, Canada, and Alaska, United States)
*L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site - Newfoundland and Labrador
*Miguasha National Park - Quebec
*Nahanni National Park Reserve - Northwest Territories
*Old Town Lunenburg - Nova Scotia
*Rideau Canal including Fort Henry National Historic Site - Ontario
*SGaang Gwaii (Anthony Island) - British Columbia
*Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (Union of both the Waterton Lakes (Alberta, Canada) and the Glacier (Montana, USA) National Parks)
*Wood Buffalo National Park in both Alberta and the Northwest Territories

flagicon|Chile Chile

*Churches of Chiloé
*Rapa Nui National Park on Easter Island (Moais)
*Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso
*Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
*Sewell Mining Town

flagicon|Colombia Colombia

*Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox
*Los Katíos National Park
*Malpelo Island Fauna and Flora Sanctuary
*National Archaeological Park of Tierradentro
*Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena
*San Agustín Archaeological Park
*San Basilio de Palenque

flagicon|Costa Rica Costa Rica

*Area de Conservación Guanacaste
*Cocos Island National Park
*La Amistad International Park (shared with Panama)

flagicon|Cuba Cuba

*Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt
*Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the Southeast of Cuba
*Desembarco del Granma National Park
*Old Havana and its Fortifications
*San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba
*Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
*Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos
*Viñales Valley
*Historic Centre of Camagüey

flagicon|Dominica Dominica

*Morne Trois Pitons National Park

flagicon|Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

*Colonial City of Santo Domingo

flagicon|Ecuador Ecuador

*City of Quito
*Galápagos Islands
*Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca
*Sangay National Park

flagicon|El Salvador El Salvador

*Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site

flagicon|Greenland Greenland (Denmark)

*Ilulissat Icefjord

flagicon|Guatemala Guatemala

*Antigua Guatemala
*Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua
*Tikal National Park

flagicon|Haiti Haiti

*National History Park
*Citadel
*Sans-Souci
*Ramiers, in Cap-Haitien

flagicon|Honduras Honduras

*Maya Site of Copán
*Río Platano Biosphere Reserve

flagicon|Mexico Mexico

*Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila, Jalisco
*Ancient Maya City of Calakmul, Campeche
*Archaeological Monuments Zone of Xochicalco, Morelos
*Archeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua
*Central Campus of the National Autonomous University, Mexico City
*Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatépetl, Puebla and Morelos
*Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda of Querétaro
*Floating gardens of Xochimilco, Mexico City
*Historic Centre of Mexico City
*Historic Centre of Morelia, Michoacán
*Historic Centre of Oaxaca, Oaxaca
*Archaeological Site of Monte Albán, Oaxaca
*Historic Centre of Puebla, Puebla
*Historic Centre of Zacatecas, Zacatecas
*Historic Fortified Town of Campeche, Campeche
*Historic Monuments Zone of Santiago de Querétaro
*Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan, Veracruz
*Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines
*Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara, Jalisco
*Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California
*House and studio of the Architect Luis Barragán
*Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Michoacán and Estado de México
*Pre-Hispanic City of El Tajín, Veracruz
*Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque, Chiapas
*Pre-Hispanic City of Chichén Itzá, Yucatán
*Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan, Estado de México
*Pre-Hispanic City of Uxmal, Yucatán
*Protective town of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
*Sanctuary of Jesús de Nazareno de Atotonilco, Guanajuato
*Rock Paintings of Sierra de San Francisco, Baja California
*Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve, Quintana Roo
*El Vizcaíno Whale Sanctuary, Gulf of California

flagicon|Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands)

*Historic Area, Inner City and Harbour of Willemstad

flagicon|Nicaragua Nicaragua

*Ruins of León Viejo

flagicon|Panama Panama

*Coiba
*Darién National Park
*La Amistad International Park (shared with Costa Rica)
*Fortifications on the Caribbean side of Panama: Portobelo-Fort San Lorenzo
*The Historic District of Panamá, with the Salón Bolivar

flagicon|Paraguay Paraguay

*Jesuit Missions of La Santisima Trinidad de Parana and Jesus de Tavarangue

flagicon|Peru Peru

*Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
*Chavin (Archaeological site)
*City of Cusco
*Historic centre of Lima
*Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
*Historic centre of Arequipa
*Huascaran National Park
*Lines and Geoglyphs of Nazca and Pampas de Jumana
*Manu National Park
*Rio Abiseo National Park

flagicon|Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (USA)

*La Fortaleza at San Juan National Historic Site

flagicon|Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis

*Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park

flagicon|Saint Lucia Saint Lucia

*Pitons Management Area

flagicon|Suriname Suriname

*Central Suriname Nature Reserve
*Historic Inner City of Paramaribo

flagicon|USA United States

*Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site - Illinois
*Carlsbad Caverns National Park - New Mexico
*Chaco Culture National Historical Park - New Mexico
*Everglades National Park - Florida
*Grand Canyon National Park - Arizona
*Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Tennessee and North Carolina
*Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - Hawaii
*Independence Hall - Pennsylvania
*Kluane/Wrangell-St. Elias/Glacier Bay/Tatshenshini-Alsek Park - Alaska, U.S./ B.C. & Yukon, Canada
*Mammoth Cave - Kentucky
*Mesa Verde National Park - Colorado
*Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville - Virginia
*Olympic National Park - Washington
*Redwood National and State Parks - California
*Statue of Liberty - New York, New York
*Pueblo de Taos - New Mexico
*Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (union of Waterton Lakes (Canada) and Glacier (U.S.) parks) - Montana & Alberta, Canada
*Yellowstone National Park - Wyoming, extending into Montana and Idaho
*Yosemite National Park - California

flagicon|Uruguay Uruguay

*Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento

flagicon|Venezuela Venezuela

*Canaima National Park
*Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas
*Coro and its Port

External links

* [http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31 UNESCO World Heritage Centre] - Official site
* [http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&l=en&&&mode=table&order=region List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites] - Official site
* [http://VRHeritage.org/vrorg/ VRheritage.org] - documentation of World Heritage Sites
* [http://worldheritage-forum.net/ Worldheritage-Forum] - Information and Weblog on World Heritage Issues

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