Astronomical Observatory Los Molinos
The Astronomical Observatory Los Molinos (OALM) depends on the area of Innovation, Science and Technology, Ministry of Education and Culture of Uruguay.
It is administered in conjunction with the University of the Republic through a cooperative agreement.
Bouzas The winery has a small museum housing a collection of cars from 1920 onwards. Outside the muse...
Bouzas Winery, is a leading boutique wineries in Uruguay, besides being a favorite destination for to...
Interior of the "Santuario Nacional del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús" in Montevideo, Uruguay
Rosedal del Prado in Montevideo, Uruguay. The park is very close to the botanic park and a nice place...
Gaucho rodeo at the Rural del Prado. Every year in the date for Easter, gaucho rodeo are held in the ...
Monumento à Diligência, na cidade de Montevidéu, capital do Uruguai. ...
Path beside the stream of the Prado park
The Macarena overall drawing of the area surrounding the built-up area. You can see on a cloudy day a...
La Macarena is a family establishment located in the Rincon de Melilla, in the west of the city of Mo...
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.