Los Alerces National Park

Brief description

Located in the Andes of northern Patagonia with a western boundary, which coincides with the Chilean border. Successive glaciations have moulded the landscape in the region creating spectacular features such as moraines, glacial cirques and clear-water lakes. The vegetation is dominated by dense temperate forests, which give way to alpine meadows higher up under the rocky Andean peaks. The property is vital for the protection of some of the last portions of continuous Patagonian Forest in an almost pristine state and is the habitat for a number of endemic and threatened species of flora and fauna.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1526

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The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement

Brief description

Chosen from the work of Le Corbusier, the 17 sites comprising this transnational serial property are spread over seven countries and are a testimonial to the invention of a new architectural language that made a break with the past. They were built over a period of a half-century, in the course of what Le Corbusier described as “patient research”. The Complexe du Capitole in Chandigarh (India), the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (Japan), the House of Dr Curutchet in La Plata (Argentina) and the Unité d’habitation in Marseille (France) reflect the solutions that the Modern Movement sought to apply during the 20thcentury to the challenges of inventing new architectural techniques to respond to the needs of society.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1321

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Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System

Brief description

This site is an extensive Inca communication, trade and defence network of roads covering 30,000 km, constructed by the Incas over several centuries.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1459

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Quebrada de Humahuaca

Brief description

This site follows the line of a major cultural route, the Camino Inca, along the spectacular valley of the Rio Grande, from its source in the cold high desert plateau of the High Andean lands to its confluence with the Rio Leone some 150 km to the south.

Unesco WHS list ref: 1116

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Humahuaca

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Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba

Brief description

The Jesuit Block in Córdoba, heart of the former Jesuit Province of Paraguay, contains the core buildings of the Jesuit system: the university, the church and residence of the Society of Jesus, and the college.

Unesco WHS list ref:  995

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Ischigualasto / Talampaya Natural Parks

Brief description

Two adjoining parks in the desert region on the western border of the Sierra Pampeanas of central Argentina, contain the most complete continental fossil record known from the Triassic Period (245-208 million years ago).

Unesco WHS list ref: 966

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Talampaya

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