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World heritage sites in Mexico 

  • Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco  
  • Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán  
  • Historic Centre of Puebla  
  • Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque  
  • Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan  
  • Sian Ka'an  
  • Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines  
  • Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza  
  • Historic Centre of Morelia  
  • El Tajin, Pre-Hispanic City  
  • Historic Centre of Zacatecas  
  • Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco  
  • Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino  
  • Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl  
  • Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro  
  • Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal  
  • Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara  
  • Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes  
  • Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan  
  • Archaeological Monuments Zone of Xochicalco  
  • Historic Fortified Town of Campeche  
  • Ancient Maya City of Calakmul, Campeche  
  • Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda of Querétaro  
  • Luis Barragán House and Studio  
  • Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California  
  • Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila  
  • Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)  
  • Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve  
  • Protective town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco
  • (added in 2010) Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
  • (added in 2010) Prehistoric Caves of Yagul and Mitla in the Central Valley of Oaxaca.

Intangible cultural heritage (living heritage) in Mexico 

  • Places of memory and living traditions of the Otomí-Chichimecas people of Tolimán: the Peña de Bernal, guardian of a sacred territory  
  • Ritual ceremony of the Voladores  
  • The Indigenous Festivity dedicated to the Dead   
  • (added in 2010) Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de Corzo  
  • (added in 2010) Pirekua, traditional song of the P’urhépecha  
  • (added in 2010) Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigm  


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