Use the map or the list below to see where Ecuador’s UNESCO sites are. Qhapaq Ñan is not included because it has 273 component sites over six countries.

City of Quito
A South American city with an extremely well-preserved center and beautiful examples of the “Baroque school of Quito.”

Galápagos Islands
An archipelago that inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution and teems with wildlife found nowhere else.

Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca
A beautiful Spanish colonial city that shows successful blending of cultures.

Sangay National Park

Transnational site

Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System

Text: UNESCO World Heritage sites in Ecuador. Images: above, a sea turtle; below a building and plaza in Quito, Ecuador.