1,154 World Heritage Sites later, the Unesco title threatens to become meaningless…
Members of UNESCO released their World Heritage Sites list and this year, the number of new places were far more than in previous years.
Uruguayans gathered here Saturday in front of the Church of Christ the Worker and Our Lady of Lourdes to celebrate its designation as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Officials hailed UNESCO’s decision to honor the work of architect and engineer Eladio Dieste (1917-2000).
See photos of the spectacular sites newly added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, from France’s imposing Cordouan lighthouse to India’s Ramappa Temple.
Besides all the great things to do in Montevideo, you also find interesting places to visit in its vicinity—many ideal for a long weekend.
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One of the best day trips from Argentina starts with a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento, the oldest city in Uruguay.
Located on the banks of the Uruguay River and named after a 17th-Century hermit, the sleepy town of Fray Bentos produced one of the most influential food brands of the 20th Century.
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The former factory is now a UNESCO world heritage site.
The sleepy riverside town was once home to the food brand that began in 1863 and the industrial landscape is now a world heritage site
An Uruguay vacation offers visitors a varied, interesting, and enjoyable experience… as small as this South American country is.
Let’s place Uruguay geographically. It lies just south of Brazil and east of Argentina. I personally visited Uruguay by making it an extension on a trip to Argentina. I simply boarded a hydrofoil in Buenos Aires and landed in the north of the country at the old city of Colonia del Sacramento (journey time approximately 1 hour), then headed south on a comfortable inter-city bus to the capital, Montevideo (journey time 2.5 hours approximately), followed by another bus ride further south to the outstanding resort of Punta del Este (journey time 2 hours approximately). I then returned by bus to Montevideo and took another hydrofoil back to Buenos Aires (journey time 2 hours approximately). From this, you can see the country is fairly compact. There are alternatives to these routes. On an Uruguay vacation, you can travel all the way by bus to Colonia del Sacramento and you can fly from both Montevideo and Punta del Este to Buenos Aires.
Colonia del Sacramento has a lot to offer: a historic quarter that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, a unique coastline on the River Plate and superb cuisine.
Source: Colonia del Sacramento
Wanderlust has listed the most amazing UNESCO-listed sites to visit for culture, history and intrigue in America’s southern hemisphere, in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia…
UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee approved the inscription of four cultural sites on the World Heritage List: Fray Bentos Cultural-Industrial Landscape in Uruguay; Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining in Japan, Ephesus in Turkey and Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque Hydraulic System in Mexico. The Committee also approved the extension of Spain’s Routes of Santiago de Compostela with the addition of the “Camino Francés and Routes of Northern Spain”.