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PARQUE NACIONAL MACARAO - LA CULEBRA

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A: Entre Pinos

by Reinaldo Vargas, 480 meters away

El parque nacional Macarao está ubicado en la cuenca de los ríos Macarao, San Pedro y el Jarillo, en ...

Entre Pinos

B: Jardín de Pinos

by Reinaldo Vargas, 490 meters away

El parque nacional Macarao está ubicado en la cuenca de los ríos Macarao, San Pedro y el Jarillo, en ...

Jardín de Pinos

C: Plaza Bolivar

by Reinaldo Vargas, 7.2 km away

Plaza Bolivar

D: Altar Catedral de Los Teques

by Reinaldo Vargas, 7.2 km away

La Iglesia Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Asunción y San Felipe Neri Catedral de Los Teques es el Máxi...

Altar Catedral de Los Teques

E: Catedral de Los Teques

by Reinaldo Vargas, 7.2 km away

Catedral de Los Teques

F: Platabanda

by Reinaldo Vargas, 7.4 km away

Vista de Av. Bernabe Díaz y Res. Guaicaipuro

Platabanda

G: Calle Bernabe

by Reinaldo Vargas, 7.4 km away

Calle Bernabe Díaz. Ubicada en los Teques - Estado Miranda

Calle Bernabe

H: Urb. El Rosario Bloque 2

by Reinaldo Vargas, 7.5 km away

Urb. El Rosario Bloque 2

I: Pasillo

by Reinaldo Vargas, 7.9 km away

Pasillo

J: PILOTO DE FORMULA 1

by Reinaldo Vargas, 10.9 km away

PILOTO DE FORMULA 1

This panorama was taken in Venezuela, 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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