UNESCO Heritage

Some of the sites and regions of Colombia have been dedicated by UNESCO either as Cultural or Natural World Heritage. Two natural site: Los Katios Natural Park and Malpelo Flora and Fauna Sancturary and five cultural sites: Coffee Cultural Landscape, Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox, National Arqueological Park Tierradentro, Port, Fortresess and group of monuments in Cartagena and San Agustin Arqueological National Park. Enjoy this gallery and find out where these unique and amazing places can be found!

 



  • Founded in 1540 in the banks of the Magdalena river, Mompox offers an exemplary image of a colonial Spanish city.


  • The port of Cartagena formed the most complex and complete fortress of total South America.


  • This is an example of cultural, sustainable and productive landscape, reflexing a hundred-year-old tradition of cultivating on of the best mild coffees in the world.


  • The national park Los Katios is located in the zone of the highest rate of biological diversity in America and it accommodates varios species of animales threatened of extinction.

  • The Archaeological Park of Tierradentro can be found in the Cauca Department where it offers you to get known to prehispanic monuments which were dated between the centuries VI to X. This monuments attest the complexity of the Andine communities before the Spanish conquest of South America.


  • The coast of the Malpelo island is considered as one of the most extraordinary diving sites in the world.
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    This Park contains the biggest complex of religious monuments and megalith sculptures of South America.
  • Qhapaq Ñan – Camino Principal Andino
     
    Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru share a common cultural heritage of outstanding value: the Qhapaq Ñan, or Main Andean Road. Qhapaq Ñan otherwise know as the Main Andean Road, was the backbone of the Inca Empire’s political and economic power. The whole network of roads over 23,000 km in length connected various production, administrative and ceremonial centres constructed over more than 2,000 years of pre-Inca Andean culture. This route covers south of Colombia until Pasto City. Declared World Heritage in 2014.
  • Mompox
  • Cartagena de Indias
  • Coffee route
  • PNN Los Katios
  • Archaeological Park of Tierradentro
  • Santuario de Flora y Fauna de Malpelo
  • Archaeological Park of San Agostin

See more information about the already dedicated and pending Heritages at the official website of UNESCO.