Parque Explora Medellín Colombia
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Parque Explora Medellín Colombia

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A: Acuario Parque Explora

by H.David Muñoz RV360, less than 10 meters away

Acuario Parque Explora

B: Planetario de Medellín

by H.David Muñoz RV360, 170 meters away

Planetario de Medellín

C: Metro de Medellín - Estación Universidad

by H.David Muñoz RV360, 170 meters away

Metro de Medellín - Estación Universidad

D: Jardín Botánico Medellín

by H.David Muñoz RV360, 190 meters away

Jardín Botánico de Medellín - Orquideorama Construido sobre la huella del anterior, el nuevo Orquideo...

Jardín Botánico Medellín

E: Piscinas Universidad de Antioquia

by Juan Pablo Gómez, 350 meters away

Piscinas Universidad de Antioquia

F: Biblioteca central, Universidad de Antioquia.

by Juan Pablo Gómez, 540 meters away

Biblioteca central, Universidad de Antioquia.

G: Biblioteca central, Universidad de Antioquia.

by Juan Pablo Gómez, 540 meters away

Biblioteca central, Universidad de Antioquia.

H: Biblioteca central, Universidad de Antioquia.

by Juan Pablo Gómez, 540 meters away

Biblioteca central, Universidad de Antioquia.

I: Facultad de Comunicaciones -Universidad de Antioquia.

by Juan Pablo Gómez, 640 meters away

Edificio de la facultad de comunicaciones de la Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.La unive...

Facultad de Comunicaciones -Universidad de Antioquia.

J: San Pedro Cemetery

by H.David Muñoz RV360, 760 meters away

San Pedro Cemetery

This panorama was taken in Medellin, 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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