Carabineros de Chile - Ancud
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Carabineros de Chile - Ancud

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Carabineros de Chile - Ancud

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A: Iglesia Pio X - Ancud

by Luis A. Romero Pavez (WroKeN), 50 meters away

Iglesia Pio X in Ancud is a typical wooden church covered with tejuelas painted red and orange. The t...

Iglesia Pio X - Ancud

B: Hospital de Ancud

by Luis A. Romero Pavez (WroKeN), 290 meters away

Hospital de Ancud Chile

Hospital de Ancud

C: Museo Regional de Ancud. Patio de los Recuerdos

by Pablo Belmar Mardones (DigitalStudio.cl), 410 meters away

Patio de los Recuerdos, del Museo Regional de Ancud. Se observa la réplica a escala natural de la Gol...

Museo Regional de Ancud. Patio de los Recuerdos

D: Torreon Fuerte Español San Antonio - Ancud

by Luis A. Romero Pavez (WroKeN), 410 meters away

  Fuerte San AntonioAntigua fortificación española, construida en 1770 en la parte alta de la ciudad ...

Torreon Fuerte Español San Antonio - Ancud

E: Torreon en Hotel Galeón Azul - Ancud

by Luis A. Romero Pavez (WroKeN), 450 meters away

 Edificio reconstruído para hotel en 1987, próximo al Museo Regional de Ancud. El Hotel Galeón Azul s...

Torreon en Hotel Galeón Azul - Ancud

F: Fuerte Español San Antonio - Ancud

by Luis A. Romero Pavez (WroKeN), 470 meters away

 Fuerte San AntonioAntigua fortificación española, construida en 1770 en la parte alta de la ciudad d...

Fuerte Español San Antonio - Ancud

G: Monumento en Fuerte Español San Antonio - Ancud

by Luis A. Romero Pavez (WroKeN), 480 meters away

  Fuerte San AntonioAntigua fortificación española, construida en 1770 en la parte alta de la ciudad ...

Monumento en Fuerte Español San Antonio - Ancud

H: Canal de Chacao - Ancud

by Luis A. Romero Pavez (WroKeN), 650 meters away

The Chacao channel is a marine channel in southern Chile. It is located on the X Region of Los Lagos....

Canal de Chacao - Ancud

I: Hotel Arena Gruesa

by Arena Gruesa, 710 meters away

Hotel Arena Gruesa

J: Iglesia San Francisco - Ancud

by Luis A. Romero Pavez (WroKeN), 760 meters away

This church, built in 1906, has a large atrium with a single hexagonal tower. Simply constructed of w...

Iglesia San Francisco - Ancud

This panorama was taken in Chile, South America

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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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