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World Heritage Sites of Uruguay

Information about UNESCO world heritage sites in Uruguay.

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Colonia del Sacramento Historic Quarter
The historic quarter of the city of Colonia del Sacramento was designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995 because of its well-preserved architecture that includes Portuguese, Spanish, and post-colonial influences. Colonia del Sacramento is situated on the banks of the Rio de la Plata and it is within the Colonia Department of Uruguay.

UNESCO Tentative List

Penarol Historic, Industrial, and Railway District
The official title of this historic and cultural site - added to the UNESCO tentative list in 2014 - is "Quartier de Penarol: la Vieille Ville historique et le paysage industriel ferroviaire". The site is located in the Montevideo Department of Uruguay.

Legislative Palace National Historic Monument
- UNESCO Tentative List: Palacio Legislativo (added in 1995)
- Wikipedia "Palacio Legislativo Uruguay" Article
- Paraguayan Government: Touring the Parliament Building

Other Sites on the UNESCSO Tentative List
- Chamanga Rock Paintings Area (2005) - Colonia del Sacramento Insular Area and Bay (2005) - Paysage Culturel et Industriel Fray Bentos (2010) - Montevideo City's La Rambla Maritime Promenade (2010) - Architecture Moderne du XX siècle de la Ville de Montevideo (2010) - L’œuvre de l’ingenieur Eladio Dieste (2010)

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