Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean

Portal of Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean

Portobelo City - Panama
Regional Museum of the Sugar Treadmill - Guatemala
Omoa - Honduras
Kamba Kua - Paraguay
Old quarters or Historic District of Panama - Panama
House of the Genovese, Old Panama Complex - Panama
District of El Carmen (Province of Chincha) - Peru
District of Zaña - Peru
Saint Lazarus National Sanctuary - Cuba
Ruins of Engombe - Dominican Republic
Las Máscaras del Diablo (Devil's Masks) - Dominican Republic
The Candombe - Uruguay
Colonial outpost and Torres´s mill - Argentina
Borough de los Angeles - Costa Rica
Historic City Hall - Argentina
Ruins of Taoro sugar mill - Cuba
Train station third stage or Carchi station - Ecuador
Calera de las Huérfanas - Uruguay
Quilombo, camp, community of runaway slaves - Uruguay
Lezama Park - Argentina
Afro washerwomen´s pools - Argentina
National Sanctuary of El Cobre - Cuba
Dance of the little black children of Andahuaylas - Peru
Realejo - Nicaragua
Las cachuas de Cabral - Dominican Republic

Cultural Legacy of Africa in Latin America and the Caribbean

Digital Catalogue

We put at your disposal this digital catalog on the Cultural Legacy of Africa in Latin America and the Caribbean. It contains relevant information of sites that are vestiges of an existing past that has often been hidden, a history and memory ignored, little shared and much less visibilized. Through this catalogue, we intend to pay tribute to the memory and contribute to the safeguarding of the cultural heritage of Africa and Afro-descendants in the region. The catalogue is an initiative of UNESCO Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean. Recovers, in a dynamic and updated way, information about memory sites, institutions, documentary collections, cultural itineraries and some expressions of intangible cultural heritage, linked to African slavery, resistance and culture. We hope that this product will serve as an incentive for experts and scholars to deepen multidisciplinary scientific research and favor the safeguarding of Afro cultures in the region.


Monuments, buildings and agroindustrial compounds
Cultural landscapes y poblational settlements


Museums, Cultural Centers, Archives and Libraries
Universities, investigation and study centers
Asociations and organizations

Expressions of Intangible Heritage

Dance, music, rituals and festive acts
Artisan techniques

Documents and iconographic collections

Maps, plans and atlas.
Series of documents, letters and birth certificates
Posters, paintings and commemorative stamps


Squares, sites, roads and walks
Pilgrimage routes
Customs, places of storage, rest and provisioning