UNESCO World Heritage for Uruguay

UNESCO World Heritage Sites represent some of the best natural, cultural and historic attractions in world travel. Below are details of the 2 cultural, natural and mixed sites inscribed for Uruguay to date (a red World Heritage symbol denotes a site currently regarded as endangered). For more details of these properties, click on the links to the UNESCO website and the photographic galleries of these sites from OurPlace (where available) or see our highlights of Uruguay for descriptions. Also, check out UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage for Uruguay below.


1995 - Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento
2015 - Fray Bentos Industrial Landscape


Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento


Intangible Cultural Heritage

Recently UNESCO has begun to document the world's Intangible Cultural Heritage which includes "traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants, such as oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe or the knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts". The current listings for Uruguay are shown below - click on the links for more details.


Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

2009 - Tango
2009 - Candombe and its socio-cultural space: a community practice