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A: panoramica del parque de los periositas icfes

by javier hernandez, 20 meters away

panoramica del parque de los periositas icfes

B: Parque de los Periodistas , Bogotá / Colombia

by zepelin_aerofotografia, 70 meters away

Parque de los Periodistas , Bogotá / Colombia

C: Museo del Oro - Bogotá, Colombia

by Astrolabio Colombia, 270 meters away

El Museo del Oro del Banco de la República está en Bogotá, Colombia. En su recorrido, en el tercer pi...

Museo del Oro - Bogotá, Colombia

D: Gold Museum (Bogota, Colombia)

by Astrolabio Colombia, 270 meters away

The Gold Museum (Spanish: El Museo del Oro) is a museum located in Bogotá, Colombia. It displays an e...

Gold Museum (Bogota, Colombia)

E: Museo del Oro en Bogota

by Astrolabio Colombia, 270 meters away

La colección del Museo del Oro, iniciada en 1939 por el Banco de la República, nos acerca a la vida s...

Museo del Oro en Bogota

F: Museo del Oro - Sala La Ofrenda

by Astrolabio Colombia, 280 meters away

El Museo del Oro del Banco de la República está en Bogotá, Colombia. En su recorrido, en el tercer pi...

Museo del Oro - Sala La Ofrenda

G: Parque Santander, Bogotá / Colombia

by zepelin_aerofotografia, 350 meters away

Parque Santander, Bogotá / Colombia

H: Bd Bacata 360°

by camilo plata, 400 meters away

Fotografía 360 ° del mes de julio de 2014. Construcción del Bd Bacatá en Bogotá Colombia. El Proyecto...

Bd Bacata 360°

I: Bacata 360°

by camilo plata, 400 meters away

Fotografía 360° durante la construcción del Bd Bacata en Bogota Colombia. El proyecto se encuentra ac...

Bacata 360°

J: Bd 360°

by camilo plata, 410 meters away

Fotografía 360 ° del mes de julio de 2014. Construcción del Bd Bacatá en Bogotá Colombia. El Proyecto...

Bd 360°

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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