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A: Plaza de Bolivar Pereira

by Julian Pineda, 10 meters away

Panoramica de la plaza de volivar en pereira.

Plaza de Bolivar Pereira

B: Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Pobreza

by Juan C Rozo, 120 meters away

La Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Pobreza es la iglesia catedralicia de culto católico romano ubica...

Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Pobreza

C: Plaza Cívica Ciudad Victoria

by Tecnosoluciones y Software, 380 meters away

Toma Esférica de la Plaza Ciudad Victoria creada por el equipo de Tecnosoluciones y software | Visita...

Plaza Cívica Ciudad Victoria

D: Lucy Tejada - Ciudad Victoria - Pereira

by andresfsossa, 380 meters away

Lucy Tejada - Ciudad Victoria - Pereira

E: Plaza Civica Ciudad Victoria - Pereira

by andresfsossa, 430 meters away

Plaza Civica Ciudad Victoria - Pereira

F: Centro Comercial Bavaria-01

by Robinson Giraldo, 930 meters away

Centro Comercial Bavaria-01

G: Edificio las antiilas

by Juan C Rozo, 1.4 km away

edificio las antillas en el barrio san nicolas de pereira risaralda, en Colombia, Sur america, son ci...

Edificio las antiilas

I: Residential Complex

by Guillermo Duque, 1.6 km away

Residential Complex

J: Elefante del Zoologico Matecana en Pereira Colombia

by Astrolabio Colombia, 4.7 km away

Este es uno de los animales que pueden verse en el tradicional Zoológico Matecaña de la ciudad de Per...

Elefante del Zoologico Matecana en Pereira Colombia

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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