World Heritage

Historic Centre of Morelia

Michoacán

It is an outstanding example of urban planning of the 16th century in America, since its grid layout combines the ideas of the Spanish Renaissance with the Mesoamerican experience. The Baroque style of its numerous monuments is expres...

Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco

Ciudad de México

The settlements in Mexico and Xochimilco are eloquent tests of the creative spirit and of man’s effort, to form a habitat starting from islands won to an extensive lake....

Campeche

Campeche is a model of harbour town from the Spanish colonial period whose historic centre is still surrounded by defensive walls. Its system of fortifications,
settled down by the Spaniards to protect the ports on the Caribbean Sea&n...

Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán

Oaxaca

The layout of the ancient city of Antequera (Oaxaca) was the first one built on a grid pattern in the New Spain. It conserves one of the richest ensembles of civil and religious architecture of the Continent, many of them artistic and archit...

Historic Centre of Puebla

Puebla

The original physical and space layout of the city of Puebla, founded in 1531, is conserved unaffected in its volumes and proportions. The European and American fusion could develop here, in the viceregal time, an own and unique physiognomy in its civil and religious ...

Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines

Guanajuato

Located at the bottom of a narrow and serpentine valley, Guanajuato was the world's leading silver-extraction centre in the 18th century. This fact propitiated the construction of great religious, civil and industrial properties; also tunnels, preys, hacienda...

Historic Centre of Zacatecas

Zacatecas

In the second half of the 16th century and along the 17th, Zacatecas was the main mining centre of the New Spain. In its irregular layout, formed by small open spaces, streets, alleys in ramp or staggered, an important number of big monuments were built. The prof...

Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro

Querétaro

This cultural property is a magnificent example of a New Spain’s settlement whose layout integrates the twisting alleys of the Indian quarters with the rigid Spanish geometry, symbolizing this way its multi-ethnic character. It is also endowed with a wealth...

Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan

Veracruz

Tlacotalpan is a river port near the Gulf coast of Mexico that has preserved its urban fabric to a remarkable degree. It constitutes a singular example of settlement and typical architecture of the Caribbean region. Its outstanding character lies in its townscape of w...

Protective Town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco

Guanajuato

The village of San Miguel el Grande was first established in the 16th century, as a fortified town, to protect the en trance to the north of the Royal Inland Road....

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