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A: Museo Ferroviario Quinta Normal

by Patricio Armijo, 140 meters away

Museo Ferroviario Quinta Normal

B: Interior National Museum of Natural History - Quinta Normal, Santiago

by Pablo Belmar Mardones (DigitalStudio.cl), 430 meters away

Interior Panoramic Image of one of several corridors of the National Museum of Natural History - loca...

Interior National Museum of Natural History - Quinta Normal, Santiago

C: National Museum of Natural History

by Pablo Belmar Mardones (DigitalStudio.cl), 480 meters away

The National Museum of Natural History, Santiago de Chile, is one of the oldest in America. It was fo...

National Museum of Natural History

D: Extension Center Balmaceda Arte Joven

by Pablo Belmar Mardones (DigitalStudio.cl), 580 meters away

Panoramic Image of the Extension Center Balmaceda Arte Joven. This cultural center is nestled inside ...

Extension Center Balmaceda Arte Joven

E: La Moneda Palace - Santiago de Chile

by Thomas Humeau, 3.0 km away

Palacio de La Moneda (Spanish: , Mint Palace), or simply La Moneda, is the seat of the President of t...

La Moneda Palace - Santiago de Chile

F: palacio de la moneda chile

by Marco Antonio, 3.0 km away

palacio de la moneda chile

G: Currency square of Santiago, chile

by jose-ignacio-teran, 3.0 km away

Currency square of Santiago, chile

H: La Moneda Palace - Santiago de Chile

by Thomas Humeau, 3.0 km away

Palacio de La Moneda (Spanish: , Mint Palace), or simply La Moneda, is the seat of the President of t...

La Moneda Palace - Santiago de Chile

I: Plaza De La Ciudadania

by Patricio Armijo, 3.0 km away

Plaza De La Ciudadania

J: Altar De La Patria

by Patricio Armijo, 3.0 km away

Altar De La Patria

This panorama was taken in Santiago, 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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