UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mexico

Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque Hydraulic System, Mexico

Mexico is home to 35 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Of those, there are 27 cultural sites, 6 natural sites and 2 mixed sites. Mexico shares 0 of those sites with other countries.


The World Heritage Sites in Mexico are:

  • Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco

  • Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán

  • Historic Centre of Puebla

  • Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque

  • 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.
    The holy city of Teotihuacan (‘the place where the gods were created’) is situated some 50 km north-east of Mexico City. Photo credit: Amanda McCadams
  • Sian Ka’an

  • Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines

  • Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza

    chichen itza
    This sacred site was one of the greatest Mayan centres of the Yucatán peninsula. Photo credit: Amanda McCadams
  • Historic Centre of Morelia

  • El Tajin, Pre-Hispanic City

  • Historic Centre of Zacatecas

  • Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco

  • Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino

  • Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl

  • Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro

  • Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal

    Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal
    The Mayan town of Uxmal, in Yucatán, was founded c. A.D. 700 and had some 25,000 inhabitants. Photo credit: Amanda McCadams
  • Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara

  • Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes

  • Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan

  • Archaeological Monuments Zone of Xochicalco

  • Historic Fortified Town of Campeche

    View Of Cathedral And Arches in Campeche, Mexico
    Cathedral of Campeche Mexico during the golden hour from a second floor balcony. Photo credit: jkraft5/Bigstock
  • Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche

  • Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda of Querétaro

  • Luis Barragán House and Studio

    Luis Barragan House Entrance
    Luis Barragan house entrance. Photo credit: Amanda McCadams
  • Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California

  • Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila

  • Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

    Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
    The ensemble of buildings, sports facilities and open spaces of the Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), was built from 1949 to 1952 by more than 60 architects, engineers and artists who were involved in the project. Photo credit: Amanda McCadams
  • Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

    UNESCO World Heritage Site - Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico
    The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve World Heritage property protects key overwintering sites for the monarch butterfly. Photo credit: Amanda McCadams
  • Protective town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco

  • Camino Real de Tierra Adentro

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

  • El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve

  • Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque Hydraulic System

    Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque Hydraulic System, Mexico
    This 16th century aqueduct is located between the states of Mexico and Hidalgo, on the Central Mexican Plateau. Photo credit: Amanda McCadams
  • Archipiélago de Revillagigedo

  • Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley: originary habitat of Mesoamerica

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