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A: Salón Rojo del Hotel Tequendama - Bogotá

by Astrolabio Colombia, 170 meters away

Proyecto: Bureau de BogotáFotografía: Ronald Dueñas

Salón Rojo del Hotel Tequendama - Bogotá

B: Planetario De Bogota

by David Group, 220 meters away

In front of the Planetario de Bogota. My Father-in-law and his good friend Don Able were kind enough ...

Planetario De Bogota

C: Plaza de Toros de Santamaria, Bogotá Colombia

by Carlos Sueskun, 320 meters away

Plaza de Toros de Santamaria, Bogotá Colombia

D: PANORAMA

by paola blanco, 320 meters away

PANORAMA

E: Centro de Convenciones Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada - Bogotá

by Astrolabio Colombia, 340 meters away

Uno de los Centros de Convenciones más grandes de Bogotá: El Centro de convenciones Gonzalo Jiménez d...

Centro de Convenciones Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada - Bogotá

F: Estacion Museo Nacional - Bogota

by Rubén Rjayash, 350 meters away

Panorama del centro de la ciudad de bogotá, mostrando la estación subterránea del museo nacional, el ...

Estacion Museo Nacional - Bogota

G: Torres Del Parque

by Claudio Pierri, 380 meters away

Torres Del Parque

H: Salmona's “Park Towers” Bogota Colombia

by Astrolabio Colombia, 380 meters away

Salmona's “Park” Towers are an icon of Latinamerican achitecture. This buildings were designed by the...

Salmona's “Park Towers” Bogota Colombia

I: Solo Exhibition . Spatial Constructions . Jairo A Llano

by Jairo Llano, 440 meters away

Contemporary Artist Jairo A Llano, had his first solo exhibition in MÜ Gallery on February 2013. Llan...

Solo Exhibition . Spatial Constructions . Jairo A Llano

J: National Museum of Colombia

by Darwin Niño Torres, 450 meters away

El más antiguo museo de este hermoso país, ubicado en la capital Bogotá http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

National Museum of 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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