Chile’s UNESCO commitment has registered 7 sites on the World Heritage list and 17 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 Chile and the corresponding map.
Chile UNESCO list
- Churches of Chiloé
- Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso
- Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
- Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
- Rapa Nui National Park
- Settlement and Artificial Mummification of the Chinchorro Culture in the Arica and Parinacota Region
- Sewell Mining Town
Chile UNESCO Map
Click on the blue pins to view more relevant information about each World Heritage site in Chile.
- Churches of Chiloé: A group of 16 wooden churches located on the Chiloé Archipelago in southern Chile, featuring a unique blend of Spanish colonial, native, and local architectural styles and cultural heritage.
- Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso: A cultural landscape featuring the historic port and urban center of Valparaíso, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its unique architectural style, urban planning, and cultural heritage.
- Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works: Two historic saltpeter mining towns located in the Atacama Desert, featuring a unique blend of industrial and urban heritage and cultural practices associated with the mining industry in Chile.
- Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System: A vast network of roads and trails spanning six countries in the Andean region, featuring diverse natural and cultural heritage associated with the Inca Empire and Andean cultures.
- Rapa Nui National Park: A protected area on Easter Island featuring unique cultural and natural heritage associated with the Polynesian culture, Moai statues, and the island’s ecology.
- Settlement and Artificial Mummification of the Chinchorro Culture in the Arica and Parinacota Region: A cultural heritage site in the Atacama Desert featuring unique cultural practices associated with the Chinchorro culture, including artificial mummification, fishing, and hunting.
- Sewell Mining Town: A historic mining town in the Andes Mountains featuring unique urban, industrial, and social heritage associated with the copper mining industry in Chile.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Chile are protected places for their cultural and natural importance.
Sites on the Tentative List
- Juan Fernández Archipelago National Park
- Torres del Paine and Bernardo O’Higgins National Parks, Region of Magallanes
- Churches of the Altiplano
- Archaeological sites of the Chinchorro culture
- Baquedano Street
- San Pedro de Atacama
- Ayquina and Toconce
- Cerro el Plomo high shrine
- La Moneda Palace
- San Francisco Church and Convent
- Houses of the hacienda San José del Carmen el Huique
- Malleco Viaduct
- Locomotive depot of the Temuco Railroad Station
- The Defensive Complex of Valdivia
- Rupestrian art of Patagonia
- Fell and Pali Aike Caves
- Monte Verde Archaeological Site