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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Peru

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A: homeless station in Lima, Peru

di jose-ignacio-teran, 150 metri di distanza

homeless station in Lima, Peru

B: Museo de Sitio Bodega y Quadra of Lima

di jose-ignacio-teran, 170 metri di distanza

Museo de Sitio Bodega y Quadra of Lima

C: Pasaje Piura, Centro de Lima

di Jesus Bahamonde Schreiber, 230 metri di distanza

Pasaje Piura, Centro de Lima

D: Government Palace of Peru - The Golden Hall

di Christian De Lama Perez, 230 metri di distanza

The most important and beautiful lounge around Palace, designed by Claudio Sahut who is inspired by t...

Government Palace of Peru - The Golden Hall

E: Centro de Convenciones Aro Romero

di Christian De Lama Perez, 230 metri di distanza

Reunión del código 93 de la Facultad de Arquitectura Urbanismo y Artes de la UNI, realizado el dia sa...

Centro de Convenciones Aro Romero

F: Pasaje Piura, Lima, Peru

di Thomas Humeau, 240 metri di distanza

Nice arcades covered with glass in the historical center of Lima. It hosts a lot of shops with postca...

Pasaje Piura, Lima, Peru

G: Soledad church

di jose-ignacio-teran, 270 metri di distanza

Soledad church

H: Convento de San Francisco, Lima, Peru

di Thomas Humeau, 280 metri di distanza

  Convento de San Francisco is the Spanish name for Saint Francis Monastery located in Lima, Peru. Th...

Convento de San Francisco, Lima, Peru

I: Parque de la bandera

di Christian De Lama Perez, 290 metri di distanza

Localizada al costado de palacio de Gobierno, el parque de la bandera antiguamente contaba con la pre...

Parque de la bandera

J: Nuestra Senora de la Soledad church of Lima

di jose-ignacio-teran, 290 metri di distanza

Nuestra Senora de la Soledad church of Lima

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Peru, South America

Questa è una vista generale di 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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