Visited by Alexander von Humboldt on his travels



World Heritage Sites connected to 'Visited by Alexander von Humboldt on his travels':

  • Aranjuez Apr 20 - Jun 5 1799 stayed with the Spanish King
  • Bordeaux Aug 3 1804 - arrived by sea
  • Cartagena Mar 30 - Apr 6 1801
  • Curonian Spit His diary states "...Where we stayed for 4 or 5 days and which yielded 5 shells and 3 lichens".
  • Dolomites
  • El Tajin From Humboldt's "New Spain" vol II "In the northern part of the intendancy of Vera Cruz, west from the mouth of the Rio Tecolutla, at two leagues distance from the great Indian village of Papantla, we met with a pyramidal edifice of great antiquity. The pyramid of Papantla remained unknown to the first conquerors. It is situated in the midst of a thick forest, called Tajin in the Totonac language. ? The Indians concealed this monument, the object of an ancient veneration for centuries from the Spaniards; and it was only discovered accidentally by some hunters about thirty years ago."
  • Guanajuato Aug 8 1803
  • Independence Hall May 24-29 1804, Jun 18-30 1804
  • Lima He was in Lima 22 Oct - Dec 24 1802
  • Mexico City Apr 12 1803 - Jan 20 1804; Whilst in Mexico city he lived at 80 Rep. de Uruguay in the historic center of the town (building can still be seen)
  • Morelia Sep 14 1803
  • Old Havana Dec 19 1800 - Mar 5 1801 & Mar 19 -Apr 29 1804
  • Queretaro Aug 4 1803
  • Quito Jan 6 - Jun 9 1802
  • Sangay National Park Jun 19 1802 Climbed Tungurahua
  • Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca Jul 13 1802
  • St. Petersburg He was in St Petersburg in May 1829 (on his expedition to Siberia) and was treated as a personal guest by the Tsar.
  • Teide National Park Jun 21 1799 Climbed Teide
  • Tiwanaku 1804
  • Xochicalco Visited in 1803/4. In 1810 he published a description and plate.; link