Antigua Guatemala is known for its Spanish colonial architecture. Antigua was founded in the early 16th century.
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The Historic Centre of the City of Arequipa is one of the most interesting examples of Latin American architecture and town planning.
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Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison is a 17th century British colonial city. The site comprises the old town, the port and the former garrison.
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The Historic Centre of Camagüey has an unusual radius-concentric urban model. The nucleus is the Plaza Mayor, from where numerous churches and convents can be found in equidistant position to the four winds.
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The Historic Fortified Town of Campeche retains many of the old colonial Spanish city walls and fortifications which protected the city (not always successfully) from pirates and buccaneers.
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The Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena, comprise the surviving remains of military constructions and an important way station for exploration and trade developed by the Spanish in the New World.
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Churches and Convents of Goa
The Churches and Convents of Goa are a group of Catholic religious buildings that have been influential for spreading both the faith and their Portuguese style of art and architecture around Asia.
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Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande, was an important Portuguese colonial settlement and the first European town to be built south of the Sahara.
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The Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos is the best extant example of 19th-century urban planning principles in the Americas.
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Colonia del Sacramento
The Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento is a fusion of Portuguese, Spanish and post-colonial styles.
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Coro and its Port
Coro and its Port contains some of the most important buildings of earthen construction in the Caribbean, dating from the earliest years of Spanish colonization in this region.
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The Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina comprises a city landscape adapted from European models to an American context.
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The Historic Centre of the Town of Goías covers an isolated town in Central Brazil that has preserved much of its colonial heritage.
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The historic town of Grand-Bassam was a colonial town and seaport. Built in the 19th century, it was the French colonial capital of Cote d’Ivoire.
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The Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines are an example of an influential Mining Town, with its technological innovations and Baroque architecture.
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Island of Mozambique
The Island of Mozambique is a former Portuguese trading-post on the route to India. The island was a major Arab port and boatbuilding centre long before Vasco da Gama visited in 1498.
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Island of Saint-Louis
Saint-Louis' characteristic colonial architecture along with its regular town plan, its location on an island at the mouth of the Senegal River and the system of quays, gives Saint-Louis the distinctive appearance and identity that have raised the Island to the rank of world heritage.
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The Historic Centre of Lima has been a leading city in the New World from its foundation in 1535 by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro.
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The Historic Monuments of Macao represent its early and long encounter between Chinese and European civilisations.
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The Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida) is a port city on the Atlantic coast which was seized in 1502 and subsequently ruled by the Portuguese until 1769.
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Melaka and George Town
Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca, are renowned for their multicultural heritage.
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Oaxaca and Monte Alban
The Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán are a 16th century colonial town and a nearby pre-Columbian ceremonial centre.
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Old Havana and its Fortifications represent a historically important colonial city. Havana was founded by the Spanish in 1519 in the natural harbor of the Bay of Havana.
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Old Town Lunenburg
Old Town Lunenburg, founded in 1753, is the best remaining example of planned British colonial settlement in North America.
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Old Town of Galle
The Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications ".. is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in South and South-East Asia, illustrating the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions.
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The Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda has maintained its urban fabric from the Portuguese colonial period.
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Historic Town of Ouro Preto is a unique representation of baroque architecture in a homogenous cityscape.
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The Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá represent the first European settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas, and its continuation as an important colonial city on a different location.
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The Historic Inner City of Paramaribo was rewarded because the city is a "gradual fusion of European architecture and construction techniques with indigenous South America materials and crafts".
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The City of Potosí was founded in 1546 as a silver mining town, which soon produced fabulous wealth, becoming one of the largest cities in the Americas and the world.
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The Historic Centre of Puebla is one of the oldest colonial cities in the continent. The city of Puebla was founded on April 16, 1531 as "La Puebla de los Ángeles".
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The Historic District of Québec is one of the oldest settlements in Canada, and the first to have been founded with the explicit goal of receiving permanent settlement and not as a commercial outpost.
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The Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro is a well preserved Spanish colonial town with its specific 17th century street plan and a number of 18th century rich post-Baroque monuments.
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The City of Quito has the best-preserved, least altered historic centre in Latin America. It is located on an active stratovolcano in the Andes mountains.
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Ruins of León Viejo
The Ruins of León Viejo comprise an archaeological site that holds one of the oldest Spanish colonial settlements in the Americas (1524).
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Salvador de Bahia
The Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia, frequently called the Pelourinho, is extremely rich in historical monuments dating from the 17th through the 19th centuries.
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San Cristobal de La Laguna
San Cristóbal de La Laguna on Tenerife was the first non-fortified Spanish colonial town, and its layout provided the model for many colonial towns in the Americas.
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Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca
The Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca with its cobblestone streets, towering cathedrals, and marble and whitewashed buildings has a distinctive colonial air.
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Santa Cruz de Mompox
The Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox has preserved its Spanish colonial character well. The city was founded on May 3, 1537 by Don Alonso de Heredia as a safe port on the Magdalena.
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The Colonial City of Santo Domingo has high symbolic value as an early colonial settlement in the New World: it was founded in 1498.
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The Historic Centre of São Luis has the largest and best preserved heritages of colonial Portuguese architecture of all Latin America.
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St. George, Bermuda
The Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda is the earliest example of an English colonial town.
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The Historic City of Sucre is a well-preserved example of the blending of European and local Latin American tradions and styles.
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The Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan represents the townscape of a Spanish colonial river port.
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Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios are linked because of the sugar trade, which resulted in Trinidad's prosperity in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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The Historic Town of Vigan is the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia, including the historical checkerboard street plan.
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The "Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour, Curaçao" is an outstanding example of European colonial history in the Caribbean.
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The Historic Centre of Zacatecas is a well-preserved Spanish colonial town based on mining industry. Many of its streets are steep or at different levels due to the mountainous setting.
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