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Auditorio Fundación Gilberto Alzate, Bogotá Colombia

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A: Iglesia de La Candelaria

by Astrolabio Colombia, 140 meters away

La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora se encuentra ubicada en el colonial Barrio de la Candelaria, en el centr...

Iglesia de La Candelaria

B: Iglesia de la candelaria

by juan peña, 140 meters away

Iglesia de la candelaria

C: La Candelaria en Bogota

by Astrolabio Colombia, 150 meters away

El Centro Histórico de La Candelaria es un lugar mágico, acá están las casas que recibieron la vida c...

La Candelaria en Bogota

D: Cafe Juan Valdez

by Claudio Pierri, 150 meters away

juan valdez cafe, in the historical colonial place of bogota

Cafe Juan Valdez

F: Museo de Botero, Bogotá Colombia

by Carlos Sueskun, 160 meters away

Museo de Botero, Bogotá Colombia

G: Museo Banco De La República

by Stefany Rodriguez, 160 meters away

Museo Banco De La República

H: LEAET Laboratorio Especializado en Análisis de Elementos Trazas

by Javier Torres, 160 meters away

Este laboratorio, localizado en la sede Candelaria de la Universidad de La Salle, está equipado con u...

LEAET Laboratorio Especializado en Análisis de Elementos Trazas

I: Fuente Museo de la república

by Stefany Rodriguez, 180 meters away

Fuente Museo de la república

J: Entrada Principal Museo de La Salle Universidad de La Salle

by Javier Torres, 180 meters away

El Museo de La Salle Bogotá se encuentra ubicado en la Sede de la Candelaria de la Universidad de La ...

Entrada Principal Museo de La Salle Universidad de La Salle

This panorama was taken in Colombia, South America

This is an overview of 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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