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Encyclopedia > Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda

The Franciscan Missions of the Sierra Gorda, Querétaro, Mexico were declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 2003. They were founded by Junípero Serra, who also founded important missions in California The Sierra Gorda region of the State of Querétaro, Mexico, is a biosphere reserve and home to five Franciscan missions declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The region is formed by the municipalities of Arroyo Seco, Jalpan de Serra, Landa de Matamoros, Pinal de Amoles, and Peñamiller. ... Querétaro (formal name: Querétaro de Arteaga) is a state in central Mexico. ... Site #86: Memphis and its Necropolis, including the Pyramids of Giza (Egypt). ... UNESCO logo UNESCO (the Kajal Sen/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Blessed Junípero Serra (November 24, 1713 – August 28, 1784) was a Majorcan (Spain) Franciscan friar who founded the mission chain in Alta California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Sacramento Los Angeles Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 158,302 sq mi  410,000 km² 250 miles  400 km 770 miles  1,240 km 4. ...

The five Missions are: Santiago de Jalpan and Nuestra Señora de la Luz de Tancoyol in the municipality of Jalpan, Santa María del Agua de Landa and San Francisco del Valle de Tilaco in Landa, and San Miguel Concá in Arroyo Seco.

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  • UNESCO Site
World Heritage Sites in Mexico
Calakmul | Campeche | Chichen Itza | El Tajín | Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda | Guanajuato and adjacent mines | Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara | Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California | Luis Barragán House and Studio | Mexico City and Xochimilco | Monasteries of Popocatépetl | Morelia | Oaxaca and Monte Albán | Palenque | Paquimé, Casas Grandes | Puebla | Querétaro | Rock Paintings of Sierra de San Francisco | Sian Ka'an | Teotihuacán | Tlacotalpan | Uxmal | Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino | Xochicalco | Zacatecas



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