List of World Heritage Sites in Mexico

This is a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mexico. The country has the largest number of World Heritage Sites of any country in the Americas and the seventh most in the world.[1] As of July 2016 there are 27 cultural sites, 6 natural sites and 1 mixed site on the list, making for a total of 34.[2]


* = World Cultural Heritage Site
= World Natural Heritage Site
*† = World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site (Mixed)
Image Name Location Date Number Criteria
Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco* Mexico City 1987 412 II, III, IV, V
Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Monte Albán* Oaxaca, Oaxaca 1987 415 I, II, III, IV
Historic Centre of Puebla* Puebla, Puebla 1987 416 II, IV
Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque* Chiapas 1987 411 I, II, III, IV
Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan* State of Mexico 1987 414 I, II, III, IV, V
Sian Ka'an Tulum, Quintana Roo 1987 410 VII, X
Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines* Guanajuato, Guanajuato 1988 482 I, II, IV, VI
Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza* Tinum, Yucatán 1988 483 I, II, III
Historic Centre of Morelia* Michoacán 1991 585 II, IV, VI
El Tajín, Pre-Hispanic City* Veracruz 1992 631 III, IV
Historic Centre of Zacatecas* Zacatecas 1993 676 II, IV
Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco* Mulegé, Baja California Sur 1993 714 I, II
Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino Mulegé, Baja California Sur 1993 554 X
Earliest 16th century monasteries on the slopes of Popocatépetl* Popocatépetl 1994 702 II, IV
Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro* Querétaro, Querétaro 1996 792 II, IV
Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal* Yucatán 1996 791 I, II, III
Hospicio Cabañas* Guadalajara, Jalisco 1997 815 I, II, III, IV
Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes* Chihuahua 1997 560 III, IV
Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan* Veracruz 1998 862 II, IV
Archaeological Monuments Zone of Xochicalco* Miacatlán, Morelos 1999 939 III, IV
Historic Fortified Town of Campeche* Campeche, Campeche 1999 895 II, IV
Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche †* Campeche 2002 1061 I, II, III, IV
Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda* Sierra Gorda, Querétaro 2003 1079 II, III
Luis Barragán House and Studio* Mexico City 2003 1136 I, II
Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California Gulf of California 2005 1182 VII, IX, X
Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila* Tequila, Jalisco 2006 1209 II, IV, V, VI
Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)* Mexico City 2007 1250 I, II, IV
Protective town of San Miguel de Allende and Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco* San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato 2008 1274 II, IV
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve Michoacán; State of Mexico 2008 1290 VII
Camino Real de Tierra Adentro* Mexico 2010 1351 II, IV
Prehistoric Caves of Yagul and Mitla in the Central Valley of Oaxaca* Oaxaca 2010 1352 III
El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve Sonora 2013 1410 VII, VIII, X
Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque Hydraulic System* State of Mexico; Hidalgo 2015 1463 I, II, IV
Archipiélago de Revillagigedo Colima 2016 1510 VII, IX, X

Location of sites

Numbered sites: 1. Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México; 2. Ciudad Universitaria; 3. Xochicalco; 4. Monasteries on the slopes of Popocatépetl; 5. Luis Barragan House and Studio; 6. Teotihuacan; 7. Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve; 8. Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque

Legend: World Cultural Heritage Site; World Natural Heritage Site; World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site (Mixed)

Tentative List

In addition there are sites on the "tentative list" including:[2]


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