Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South America

UNESCO World Heritage Festival

Different regions across the world has its own significant identity in the terms of its history, cultural heritage, natural landscapes and glorious landmarks. While all of these things makes any place very important and interesting for everyone, and in this aspect the UNESCO which stands for (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has declared many of the sites in the world as UNESCO World Heritage sites. The aim of the UNESCO is that to support the regions which holds the important and glorious heritage sites and encourage them for its preservation. Let us share with you about some of the best UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South America.  

Iguaçu National Park

The park was established in 1939 and is located in the Parana state of Brazil, and the park also shares the area on the both sides of Argentina and Brazil together which is almost 225 thousand hectares. While the total area of the park is 185,262.5 hectares. Some of the splendid features of the park includes; the amazing waterfalls of Iguaçu which is one of the largest waterfall of the world, also the park is a home to spectacular wildlife especially for birds and other wildlife lovers this park has a lot of offers. But this is not the end, there is a walking trail in the rain-forests of this dazzling site, so you can watch out the botanical diversity of this region along with breathtaking views of lush-green environment. The Iguaçu National Park was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986.

Port Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena

Cartagena is located on the northern coast of Colombia in a Bay in the Caribbean Sea, and has one of the finest military fortifications in the South America. It is mater piece of architecture when we see the fortress, its layout design and constructive work, and hence it is an important destination for the travelers who loves to explore the historic background of different strategic valued landmarks. In the streets of this colonial fortress city you can see the elegant and impressive residential, civil and religious monuments. The fortress and the city was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the best archeological site in South America, and is around 7000 feet above the sea level. The lost city of mysterious Incan Kingdom is located on a hill top between the Andean mountain range and was discovered in 1911. The archeologist’s research tells that the area was divided into three major departments and that was agriculture, urban and religious centers. Visitors loves to visit this intriguing destination according to their choice either by a plush train to enjoy the views in a relax environment or by walking on the original Inca trail.