National Monuments of Mexico

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The National Monuments of Mexico refers to the buildings and monuments that are protected heritage of the nation, and are declared as such in the Registro Público de Monumentos y Zonas Arqueológicos e Históricos maintained by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia and the Registro Público de Monumentos y Zonas Artísticos maintained by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura.[1]

Archeological monuments and zones[edit]

"Archaeological" refers to pre-Hispanic and paleontological structures, zones, remnants, etc.[1]

Historic monuments[edit]

"Historical" refers to post-Conquest 16th- to 19th-century structures, zones, documents, etc.[1]

Artistic monuments[edit]

"Artistic" refers to properties that are of significant aesthetic value.[1] The valuation of aesthetic value is left to the Comisión Nacional de Zonas y Monumentos Artísticos (National Commission of Artistic Zones and Monuments). This commission is composed of the Director of INBAL, a representative of the Secretaría de Desarrollo Urbano y Ecología, a representative of UNAM, and three individuals affiliated with the arts picked by the Director.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "LEY FEDERAL SOBRE MONUMENTOS Y ZONAS ARQUEOLOGICAS, ARTISTICOS E HISTORICOS". Secretariat of Public Education. Retrieved November 24, 2014.