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Angola UNESCO has registered 1 site on the World Heritage list and 13 on the tentative list.
Some places are so interesting that it’s relevant to keep them for future generations. This is why UNESCO has built a list of crucial classified properties in which superb places stand out for their aesthetic, natural, artistic, or cultural significance.
More than a thousand places are registered as Unesco’s World Heritage worldwide. Due to my interest in visiting World Heritage sites, I compiled the UNESCO list in Angola and the corresponding map.
Angola UNESCO list
- Mbanza Kongo, Vestiges of the Capital of the former Kingdom of Kongo
Angola UNESCO Map
Click on the blue pins to view more relevant information about each World Heritage site in Angola.
- Mbanza Kongo is a cultural heritage site in northern Angola that includes the ruins of the former capital city of the Kongo Kingdom. This kingdom was one of the largest and most powerful in central Africa during the 15th and 16th centuries. The site has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its historical and cultural significance, including the remains of the royal palace, cathedral, and other religious and administrative buildings. It provides insight into the rich history and cultural heritage of the Kongo Kingdom and its people.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Angola have protected places for their cultural and natural importance.
Sites on the Tentative List
- Fortress of S. Miguel
- Fortress of S. Pedro da Barra
- Fortress of S. Francisco do Penedo
- Fortress of Massanganu
- Church of Nossa Senhora da Victoria
- Fortress of Kambambe
- Fortress of Muxima
- Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceiçào da Muxima
- Little Fort of Kikombo
- Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosario
- Corredor do Kwanza – Paysage Culturel
- Site Archéologique de Tchitundu-Hulu
- Cuito Cuanavale, Site de Libération et Independence