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Peru, Cusco, Convento de Santo Domingo, Qorikancha, Courtyard

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Nearby images in Peru


C: Temple of the Sun - Cusco - Peru

by Martin Banks, 40 meters away

inside the grounds of the Temple of the sun, Cusco, Peru just as the storm clouds are rolling in

Temple of the Sun - Cusco - Peru


by Sidnei José Romano, 490 meters away

E: View from a Balcony in Cuzco

by Joe Griffin, 490 meters away

View from a Balcony in Cuzco

F: Cloudy Dawn Over Plaza de Armas, Cusco

by Arroz Marisco, 500 meters away

The town was preparing for the festival of Inti Rami and the fountain holding the statue of the Inca ...

Cloudy Dawn Over Plaza de Armas, Cusco

G: 12 Angled Stone Inca Wall

by Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 500 meters away

12 Angled Stone Inca Wall

H: 12 Angled Stone Inca Wall Cusco peru

by Julius, 500 meters away

Hatunrumiyoc is located close to Plaza de Nazarenas, not far from Plaza de Armas. It is a narrow pede...

12 Angled Stone Inca Wall Cusco peru

I: Cathedral de Cusco - Peru

by Sidnei José Romano, 500 meters away

Cathedral de Cusco - Peru

J: Dawn over Cathedral of Santo Domingo of Cusco

by Arroz Marisco, 530 meters away

A designated UNESCO heritage, the main cathedral of Santo Domingo dominating the northeastern side of...

Dawn over Cathedral of Santo Domingo of Cusco

This panorama was taken in Peru, 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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