Milagrosa Chapel of Santiago Cathedral
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Milagrosa Chapel of Santiago Cathedral

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A: church of Sagrario in Santiago

by jose-ignacio-teran, 10 meters away

church of Sagrario in Santiago

B: Metroplitan Cathedral of Santiago

by jose-ignacio-teran, 60 meters away

Metroplitan Cathedral of Santiago

C: Baquedano subway station of Santiago

by jose-ignacio-teran, 100 meters away

Baquedano subway station of Santiago

D: National History Museum of Chile

by Iker Ordoño, 110 meters away

National History Museum of Chile

E: Santo Domingo Church of Santiago

by jose-ignacio-teran, 270 meters away

Santo Domingo Church of Santiago

F: Ahumada Street - Santiago

by Patricio Armijo, 450 meters away

Ahumada Street - Santiago

G: Hall Santiago Municipal Theatre

by Patricio Armijo, 470 meters away

Hall Santiago Municipal Theatre

H: Central Market of Santiago of Chile

by jose-ignacio-teran, 470 meters away

Central Market of Santiago of Chile

I: the theater box

by Patricio Armijo, 480 meters away

the theater box

J: Currency square of Santiago, chile

by jose-ignacio-teran, 510 meters away

Currency square of Santiago, chile

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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