South America UNESCO World Heritage Sites

South America - Map
South America - Map

This is a complete list of South America UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Click on them for a detailed trip report. Not every site is covered yet but this will be somewhere in the future! Note that tentative sites are not included in this list. Have you visited any of the South American UNESCO sites then please leave a comment on this page.

Argentina

If you are visiting South America then make sure to read also:
Complete South America Travel Guide

Bolivia

Brazil

  • Historic Town of Ouro Preto
  • Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda
  • Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil)
  • Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia
  • Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas
  • Iguaçu National Park
  • Brasilia
  • Serra da Capivara National Park
  • Historic Centre of São Luís
  • Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves
  • Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves
  • Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina
  • Central Amazon Conservation Complex
  • Pantanal Conservation Area
  • Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves
  • Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks
  • Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás
  • São Francisco Square in the Town of São Cristóvão
  • Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea
  • Pampulha Modern Ensemble
  • Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site
  • Paraty and Ilha Grande – Culture and Biodiversity

Chile

Colombia

  • Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena
  • Los Katíos National Park
  • Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox
  • National Archeological Park of Tierradentro
  • San Agustín Archaeological Park
  • Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary
  • Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia
  • Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
  • Chiribiquete National Park – “The Maloca of the Jaguar”

Ecuador

  • City of Quito
  • Galápagos Islands
  • Sangay National Park
  • Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca
  • Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System

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