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Mexico ratified the World Heritage Convention on 23 February, 1984. As of May 2010, it has 29 World Heritage Sites, more than any other country in the Americas. Of these 25 are in the cultural category while 4 are in the natural category. Mexico also has another 33 sites on the World Heritage Tentative List.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mexico

  1. Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco
  2. Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán
  3. Historic Centre of Puebla
  4. Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque
  5. Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan
  6. Sian Ka'an
  7. Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines
  8. Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza
  9. Historic Centre of Morelia
  10. El Tajin, Pre-Hispanic City
  11. Historic Centre of Zacatecas
  12. Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco
  13. Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
  14. Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl
  15. Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro
  16. Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal
  17. Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara
  18. Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes
  19. Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan
  20. Archaeological Monuments Zone of Xochicalco
  21. Historic Fortified Town of Campeche
  22. Ancient Maya City of Calakmul, Campeche
  23. Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda of Querétaro
  24. Luis Barragán House and Studio
  25. Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California
  26. Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila
  27. Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
  28. Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
  29. Protective town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco

Sites in Mexico on the World Heritage Tentative List

  1. Chapultepec Woods, Hill and Castle (2001)
  2. Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (2001)
  3. Historic Town of Alamos (2001)
  4. Church of Santa Prisca and its Surroundings (2001)
  5. Pre-Hispanic City of Cantona (2001)
  6. Churches in the Zoque Province, Chiapas (2001)
  7. Great City of Chicomostoc-La Quemada (2001)
  8. Historic Town of San Sebastián del Oeste (2001)
  9. Pre-Historic Caves of Yagul and Mitla in Oaxaca's Central Valleys (2001)
  10. Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque (2001)
  11. The Ahuehuete Tree of Santa María del Tule (2001)
  12. Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe and Felix Candela's Industrial Buildings (2001)
  13. Railway Station in the City of Aguascalientes and its Housing Complex (2001)
  14. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo's Home-Study Museum (2001)
  15. Vallée des Cierges (2004)
  16. Aire de protection de la flore et de la faune Cuatrociénegas (2004)
  17. Réserve de la Biosphère Selva El Ocote (2004)
  18. Historical Town The Royal of the Eleven Thousand Virgins of Cosala in Sinaloa (2004)
  19. Huichol Route through the sacred sites to Huiricuta (Tatehuari Huajuye) (2004)
  20. Complex formed by the Franciscan Convent and Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral, Tlaxcala (as an extension of Popocateptl) (2004)
  21. Industrial complex of the textile factory La Constancia Mexicana and its housing area (2004)
  22. Région Lacan-Tún – Usumacinta (2004)
  23. Réserve de la Biosphère Banco Chinchorro (2004)
  24. Réserve de la Biosphère El Pinacate et le Grand désert d’Altar (2004)
  25. Tecoaque (2004)
  26. Cuetzalan and its Historical, Cultural and Natural Surrounding (2006)
  27. San Luis Potosí on the Mercury and Silver Route of the Intercontinental Camino Real (2007)
  28. Fundidora Monterrey Blast Furnaces (2008)
  29. Historical city of Izamal (Izamal, Mayan continuity in an Historical City) (2008)
  30. Archipelago of Revillagigedo (2008)
  31. Los Petenes-Ría Celestún (2008)
  32. Wetlands of Centla and Términos (2008)
  33. Las Pozas, Xilitla (2009)



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