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Imágenes cercanas en Uruguay

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A: San Gregorio de Polanco Mount River, Tacuarembo by Around Studio

por Gastón González Massini, 310 metros de distancia

San Gregorio de Polanco Mount River, Tacuarembo by Around Studio

C: Dam "Rincon del Bonete", Uruguay

por Fernando da Rosa Morena, a 58.6 km.

Dam "Rincon del Bonete", is a hydroelectric plant designed by an Uruguayan engineer and a German engi...

Dam "Rincon del Bonete", Uruguay

D: Deep hole in the rocks

por Fernando da Rosa Morena, a 92.8 km.

The so-called "Pozo Hondo" is a rock formation located in the Eden Valley in the department of Tacuar...

Deep hole in the rocks

E: Estación de trenes de Valle Edén

por Fernando da Rosa Morena, a 93.5 km.

The train station on "Valle Edén" is located a few kilometers from the city of Tacuarembó, entering b...

Estación de trenes de Valle Edén

F: Fondo de casa

por Alexander Chagas, a 99.0 km.

Fondo de casa

G: Colon Square, Tacuarembó, Uruguay

por Fernando da Rosa Morena, a 101.0 km.

The Plaza Colon is one of the main squares of Tacuarembo, Uruguay. Facing it is, among others, the Cl...

Colon Square, Tacuarembó, Uruguay

H: Balneario Iporá, Tacuarembó by Around Studio

por Gastón González Massini, a 106.2 km.

Balneario Iporá, Tacuarembó by Around Studio

I: "Gruta del Palacio". Vista lateral

por Fernando da Rosa Morena, a 141.9 km.

La denominada "Gruta del Palacio" es una gruta formada naturalmente por la erosión, con la forma de u...

"Gruta del Palacio". Vista lateral

J: "Gruta del Palacio". Una gruta formada naturalmente por erosión, con la forma de un palacio.

por Fernando da Rosa Morena, a 142.0 km.

La denominada "Gruta del Palacio" es una gruta formada naturalmente por la erosión, con la forma de u...

"Gruta del Palacio". Una gruta formada naturalmente por erosión, con la forma de un palacio.

Este panorama fue tomado en Uruguay, South America

Esta es una vista general de South America

South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest.

To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case.

The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina.

Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight?

I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.

Text by Steve Smith.

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