Monumento en Fuerte Español San Antonio - Ancud
Fuerte San Antonio
Antigua fortificación española, construida en 1770 en la parte alta de la ciudad de Ancud, protegida por cañones de bronce que dominaban la entrada al Puerto.
Fuerte San Antonio | Foto: Pedro Rebolledo Rubilar
Construido en 1770, a 800m de la plaza de armas sobre una explanada protegida con cañones, que dominaban la entrada al puerto. Detalle aquí flameó (1826) por última vez en Chile, una bandera española.
Fuerte San AntonioAntigua fortificación española, construida en 1770 en la parte alta de la ciudad d...
Fuerte San AntonioAntigua fortificación española, construida en 1770 en la parte alta de la ciudad ...
Iglesia Pio X in Ancud is a typical wooden church covered with tejuelas painted red and orange. The t...
Carabineros de Chile - Ancud
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Hospital de Ancud Chile
Patio de los Recuerdos, del Museo Regional de Ancud. Se observa la réplica a escala natural de la Gol...
Edificio reconstruído para hotel en 1987, próximo al Museo Regional de Ancud. El Hotel Galeón Azul s...
This church, built in 1906, has a large atrium with a single hexagonal tower. Simply constructed of w...
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.