Pedro Brescia Hall 1 of arequipa
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Pedro Brescia Hall 1 of arequipa

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A: Tristan House of arequipa

Par jose-ignacio-teran, à 10 mètres

Tristan House of arequipa

B: pedro-brescia-hall-2-of-arequipa-peru

Par jose-ignacio-teran, à 20 mètres

pedro-brescia-hall-2-of-arequipa-peru

C: sunset on a terrace of Arequipa

Par jose-ignacio-teran, à 70 mètres

sunset on a terrace of Arequipa

D: Basilica Cathedral 1 of Arequipa

Par jose-ignacio-teran, à 70 mètres

Basilica Cathedral 1 of Arequipa

E: Altiplano Artisan Market of Arequipa

Par jose-ignacio-teran, à 80 mètres

Altiplano Artisan Market of Arequipa

F: side door of the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa

Par jose-ignacio-teran, à 100 mètres

side door of the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa

G: portals 1 the arms-square-2-of-arequipa

Par jose-ignacio-teran, à 110 mètres

portals 1 the arms-square-2-of-arequipa

H: Basilica Cathedral Square of Arequipa

Par jose-ignacio-teran, à 110 mètres

Basilica Cathedral Square of Arequipa

I: Peru, Arequipa, Plaza De Armas

Par Thomas Blanket, à 130 mètres

Peru, Arequipa, Plaza De Armas

J: Basilica Cathedral 2 of Arequipa

Par jose-ignacio-teran, à 130 mètres

Basilica Cathedral 2 of Arequipa

Ce panorama é été pris à Peru, South America

Ceci est un aperçu 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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