City of Quito

City of Quito

Quito has the largest, least-altered, and best-preserved historic center in the Americas. This center was, together with the historic centre of Kraków in Poland, the first to be declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO on 18 September 1978. The Historic Centre of Quito is located in the center south of the capital on an area of 320 hectares (790 acres), and is considered one of the most important historic areas in Latin America.There are about 130 monumental buildings (which hosts a variety of pictorial art and sculpture, mostly of religious inspired in a multi-faceted range of schools and styles) and 5,000 properties registered in the municipal inventory of heritage properties.

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Quito has the largest, least-altered, and best-preserved historic center in the Americas.

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  1. Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos

    Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos

  2. National Archeological Park of Tierradentro

    National Archeological Park of Tierradentro

  3. Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works

    Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works

  1. Río Abiseo National Park

    Río Abiseo National Park

  2. Chan Chan Archaelogical Zone

    Chan Chan Archaelogical Zone

  3. Lima

    Lima

  1. Churches of Chiloé

    Churches of Chiloé

  2. Península Valdés

    Península Valdés

  3. Historic City of Sucre

    Historic City of Sucre

  1. City of Potosí

    City of Potosí

  2. Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary

    Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary

  3. Manú National Park

    Manú National Park

  1. Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks

    Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks

  2. Los Glaciares National Park

    Los Glaciares National Park

  3. Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

    Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

  1. Serra da Capivara National Park

    Serra da Capivara National Park

  2. Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks

    Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks

  3. Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue

    Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue

  1. Moai

    Moai

  2. Noel Kempff Mercado National Park

    Noel Kempff Mercado National Park

  3. Sewell Mining Town

    Sewell Mining Town

  1. Tiwanaku : Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture

    Tiwanaku : Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture

  2. Easter Island

    Easter Island

  3. Chavin (Archaeological Site)

    Chavin (Archaeological Site)

  1. Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina

    Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina

  2. Brasilia

    Brasilia

  3. Nuestra Señora de Loreto

    Nuestra Señora de Loreto

  1. Lines and Geoglyphs of Nazca and Pampas de Jumana

    Lines and Geoglyphs of Nazca and Pampas de Jumana

  2. Rapa Nui National Park

    Rapa Nui National Park

  3. Huascarán National Park

    Huascarán National Park

  1. Central Suriname Nature Reserve

    Central Suriname Nature Reserve

  2. Historic Inner City of Paramaribo

    Historic Inner City of Paramaribo

  3. Los Katíos National Park

    Los Katíos National Park

  1. Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves

    Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves

  2. Pantanal Conservation Area

    Pantanal Conservation Area

  3. Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso

    Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso

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