Argentina UNESCO has registered 11 sites on the World Heritage list and 10 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 Argentina and the corresponding map.
Argentina UNESCO list
- Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas
- Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
- Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor
- Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
- Quebrada de Humahuaca
- The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
- Iguazu National Park
- Ischigualasto / Talampaya Natural Parks
- Los Alerces National Park
- Los Glaciares National Park
- Península Valdés
- Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas: This cave in Santa Cruz Province contains ancient rock art, including handprints, dating back thousands of years.
- Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba: This is a group of buildings and rural estates in Córdoba Province that were established by Jesuit missionaries in the 17th and 18th centuries.
- Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor: These are a series of ruins of Jesuit missions in Misiones Province, built in the 17th and 18th centuries.
- Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System: This extensive road system spans several countries in South America, including Argentina, and was used by the Inca Empire.
- Quebrada de Humahuaca: This mountain valley in Jujuy Province has been an important cultural and trade route for thousands of years.
- The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier: This is a collection of buildings designed by the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, including the Casa Curutchet in La Plata, Argentina.
- Iguazu National Park: This national park in Misiones Province contains the Iguazu Falls, a stunning waterfall system that straddles the border between Argentina and Brazil.
- Ischigualasto / Talampaya Natural Parks: These national parks in San Juan Province contain important geological formations and fossils.
- Los Alerces National Park: This is a national park in Chubut Province that contains ancient forests of Patagonian cypress trees.
- Los Glaciares National Park: This national park in Santa Cruz Province contains glaciers and stunning mountain landscapes, including the famous Perito Moreno Glacier.
- Península Valdés: This is a peninsula in Chubut Province that is home to a diverse range of marine wildlife, including whales, dolphins, and penguins.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Argentina are protected places for their cultural and natural importance.
Argentina UNESCO Map
Click on the blue pins to view more relevant information about each World Heritage site in Argentina.
Sites on the Tentative List
- Valle Calchaquí
- Sierra de las Quijadas National Park
- La Payunia, Campos Volcánicos Llancanelo y Payún Matrú
- Geological, Paleontological and Archaeological Provincial Reserve Pehuén co – Monte Hermoso
- Moisés Ville
- ESMA Site Museum
- City of Tigre and its rowing clubs
- Buenos Aires – La Plata
- Cueva de las Manos
- Sanmartinian Routes