Cultural Site

Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines

Founded by the Spanish in the early 16th century, Guanajuato became the worlds leading silver-extraction centre in the 18th century. This past can be ..

Cultural Site

Hospicio Cabanas, Guadalajara

The Hospicio Cabañas was built at the beginning of the 19th century to provide care and shelter for the disadvantaged – orphans, old peop..

Natural Site

Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California

The site comprises 244 islands, islets and coastal areas that are located in the Gulf of California in north-eastern Mexico. The Sea of Cortez and its..

Cultural Site

Luis Barragan House and Studio

Built in 1948, the House and Studio of architect Luis Barragán in the suburbs of Mexico City represents an outstanding example of the architect..

Natural Site

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

The 56,259 ha biosphere lies within rugged forested mountains about 100 km northwest of Mexico City. Every autumn, millions, perhaps a billion, butter..

Cultural Site

Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque

A prime example of a Mayan sanctuary of the classical period, Palenque was at its height between AD 500 and 700, when its influence extended throughou..

Cultural Site

Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza

This sacred site was one of the greatest Mayan centres of the Yucatán peninsula. Throughout its nearly 1,000-year history, different peoples ha..

Cultural Site

Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan

The holy city of Teotihuacan (the place where the gods were created) is situated some 50 km north-east of Mexico City. Built between the 1st and 7th c..

Cultural Site

Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal

The Mayan town of Uxmal, in Yucatán, was founded c. A.D. 700 and had some 25,000 inhabitants. The layout of the buildings, which date from betw..

Cultural Site

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

This property lies on the northern slopes of the Tlacolula valley in subtropical central Oaxaca and consists of two pre-Hispanic archaeological comple..

Cultural Site

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

The fortified town, first established in the 16th century to protect the Royal Route inland, reached its apogee in the 18th century when many of its o..

Cultural Site

Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco

From c. 100 B.C. to A.D. 1300, the Sierra de San Francisco (in the El Vizcaino reserve, in Baja California) was home to a people who have now disappea..

Natural Site

Sian Kaan

In the language of the Mayan peoples who once inhabited this region, Sian Kaan means Origin of the Sky. Located on the east coast of the Yucatá..

Natural Site

Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino

Located in the central part of the peninsula of Baja California, the sanctuary contains some exceptionally interesting ecosystems. The coastal lagoons..