National Monuments of Mexico
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.
Archeological monuments and zones
"Archaeological" refers to pre-Hispanic and paleontological structures, zones, remnants, etc.
"Historical" refers to post-Conquest 16th- to 19th-century structures, zones, documents, etc.
"Artistic" refers to properties that are of significant aesthetic value. 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.
- "LEY FEDERAL SOBRE MONUMENTOS Y ZONAS ARQUEOLOGICAS, ARTISTICOS E HISTORICOS". Secretariat of Public Education. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
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Cultural heritage monuments in Mexico.