WHS located within the Andes Mountains.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Arequipa (2380mtrs) - "The city of Arequipa, which is located in a valley between the slopes of the Andes and the desert of Ilay-La-Joya" (AB ev)
Chankillo Archaeoastronomical Complex The Cerro Mucho Malo is part of the coastal foothills of the western chain of the Andes mountain range. (Nomination Text, p. 15)
Chavin (3185mtrs) - "The archaeological site of Chavin gave its name to the culture that developed between the 15th and the 5th century BC in this high valley of the Peruvian Andes" (official description)
Coffee Cultural Landscape "on the foothills of the western and central ranges of the Cordillera de los Andes in the west of the country" (brief description)
Cuzco 3400m - "located in a fertile alluvial valley fed by several rivers in the heart of the Central Peruvian Andes of South America" (OUV)
El Fuerte de Samaipata (1690mtrs) (foothills)
Huascaran National Park 6,768 at its peak - "Huascaran National Park protects the heart of the World's highest tropical mountain range in the central Peruvian Andes" (OUV)
Los Alerces National Park "Los Alerces National Park, is located on the Argentine side of the Andes of Northern Patagonia in north-western Chubut Province" (AB ev)
Los Glaciares (up to 3375 mtrs)
Machu Picchu 2400m - "The Eastern slopes of the tropical Andes with its enormous gradient from high altitude “Puna” grasslands and Polylepis thickets to montane cloud forests" (OUV)
Manu National Park The Park lies in the southeastern Peruvian Andes (UNEP-WCMC)
Potosi "perched at an altitude of 4,000 m in the icy solitude of the Bolivian Andes" (OUV)
Qhapaq Ñan "an omnipresent symbol of the Empire’s strength and extension throughout the Andes" (OUV)
Quebrada de Humahuaca (2500-3500mtrs)
Quito "Isolated in the Andes at 2,818 m. altitude" (OUV statement)
Rio Abiseo National Park (500- 4200mtrs)
San Agustín (1695 mtrs)
Sangay National Park "Located in the middle of the Ecuadorian Andes" ... "With an altitudinal range extending from 900 to 5,319 metres above sea level" (OUV statement)
Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca (2500 mtrs)
Sewell Mining Town (2000mtrs)
Sucre (2750 mtrs)
Tierradentro (2295 mtrs)
Tiwanaku "The city of Tiwanaku was the capital of a prehispanic empire that dominated a large area of the southern Andes" (brief description)


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