OUR 5 ALL-TIME FAVORITE WORLD HERITAGE SITES
Founded in 1498, this area became the site of the first cathedral, hospital, customs house and university in the Americas. The grid pattern used became the model for almost all town planners in the New World.
Adjacent to the City Palace, this observatory was built to measure time, predict eclipses, and track stars. At a height of 90 feet, the world's largest stone sundial can be found here. Photo By: Jesse Richmond | Flickr.
This castle features 400 years of art treasures, the crown jewels and royal regalia. It was originally built as a country summerhouse in 1606, and is an example of Christian IV's many architectural endeavors. Photo By: Michael Button | Flickr.
This iconic monument on Mount Corcovado peak stands at 125 feet tall and is the second largest statue of Christ in the world. It was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. Photo By: Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts | Flickr.
The Great Blue Hole is a large underwater sinkhole, 60 miles off the coast of Belize. The crystal-clear blue water is home to a myriad of marine life including tropical fish and spectacular coral formations.
Preserved entities of cultural, architectural and historic significance.