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Transfiguration church of Las Condes Santiago

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A: Square of the Transfiguration Church in Las Condes

by jose-ignacio-teran, 30 meters away

Square of the Transfiguration Church in Las Condes

B: Los Domínicos

by Josu Gárate, 1.0 km away

Los Domínicos

C: gardens of the Dominicans convent in Santiago

by jose-ignacio-teran, 1.1 km away

gardens of the Dominicans convent in Santiago

D: artisan square in the dominicos convent

by jose-ignacio-teran, 1.1 km away

artisan square in the dominicos convent

E: Torreon square in dominicos convent

by jose-ignacio-teran, 1.1 km away

Torreon square in dominicos convent

F: Mayor square in dominicos convent

by jose-ignacio-teran, 1.1 km away

Mayor square in dominicos convent

G: bonsai garden in the dominicos convent

by jose-ignacio-teran, 1.1 km away

bonsai garden in the dominicos convent

H: long street in the dominicos convent

by jose-ignacio-teran, 1.1 km away

long street in the dominicos convent

I: riachuelo street in the dominicos convent

by jose-ignacio-teran, 1.1 km away

riachuelo street in the dominicos convent

J: clay oven in the Dominicos convent

by jose-ignacio-teran, 1.1 km away

clay oven in the Dominicos convent

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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