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The List of World Heritage Sites in Ecuador is a group of places chosen by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.


UNESCO was created for the "conservation and protection of the world’s inheritance of books, works of art and monuments of history and science". The constitution of UNESCO was ratified in 1946 by 26 countries, not including Ecuador.

Ecuador agreed to take part in the World Heritage Convention on June 16, 1975.


The World Heritage Site (WHS) list has developed over time. It is part of a process; and the list continues to grow.

As of 2012, there are 4 places in Ecuador which are on the World Heritage List.

There are 7 sites which are on a tentative list.


Name Image Location Notes
City of Quito Quito Plaza Independencia Pal Carondelet 2010.jpg Province of Pichincha cultural site
Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca OldCathedral.Cuenca.JPG Province of Azuay cultural site
Galápagos Islands Galapagos.jpg Province of Galapagos natural site
Sangay National Park Sangay1.jpg Provinces of Morona Santiago, Chimborazo and Tungurahua natural site

Tentative List

The Tentative List consists of sites which have been nominated. The evaluation process is not yet completed.

  • Ciudad de Zaruma
  • Sitio arqueológico de Ingapirca

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