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San Cristóbal de La Laguna

San Cristóbal de La Laguna, in the Canary Islands, has two nuclei: the original, unplanned Upper Town; and the Lower Town, the first ideal ‘city-territory’ laid out according to philosophical principles. Its wide streets and open spaces have a number of fine churches and public and private buildings dating from the 16th to the 18th century.

Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site

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iiTo exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design. All
ivTo be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history. All

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The Naval Museum of Santa Cruz de La Palma 2020143.4km site_ao
La Palma Island Museum 2020143.5km site_ao
Roque Cinchado 201942.1km site_ao
Roque Idafe (Idafe Rock) 2019154.6km site_ao
Belmaco Cave 2019143.5km site_ao
The Interpretation Center of Rock Carvings Benehauno 2019155.4km site_ao
Museo Arqueológico Benahoarita (Archaeological Museum Benahoarita) 2019157.4km site_ao
Cueva de Las Palomas (Las Palomas Lava Tube) 2019154.8km site_ao
Los Cancajos Salt Factory 2019142.4km site_ao
‘Los Tios’ 2019142.5km site_ao
Roque de los Muchachos Helicopter Pads 2019157.5km site_ao
La Fajana Natural Pools 2019149.9km site_ao
The Millennial Dragon Tree 201942km site_ao
Roque de los Muchachos 2019157.3km site_ao
Sunken Crosses of Malpique 2018151.1km site_ao
Lego Nordic Optical Telescope 2018143.5km site_ao
Stone Man of Pico de la Fuente Nueva 2018156.1km site_ao
Pajarito Water Tunnels 2018146.1km site_ao
Fuencaliente Saltworks 2018149.9km site_ao
The Colorful Balconies of Avenida Maritima 2018143.5km site_ao
Pirámide de Vandama 2018142.6km site_ao
Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Canarias 6km site_brutalism
Hotel Concorde 93.7km site_brutalism
IES la Laboral de la Laguna 0.2km site_brutalism
Risco Caido and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape 201979.9km site_whs
Teide National Park 200739.8km site_whs
Garajonay National Park 198698.7km site_whs

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About the source: UNESCO

Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.