Gateway to the historical district of Colonia del Sacramento
Gateway to the historical district of Colonia del Sacramento. City founded in 1680 by Portugal, then taken by Spain. In 1995 the historic district was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The historical district of Colonia del Sacramento was founded in 1680 by the kingdom of Portugal. The...
The "Calle de los Suspiros", Street of Sighs, is a street that retains many features of the colonial...
Una calle muy, muy vieja, con nombre de poesía: "La Calle de los Suspiros". Tiene un encanto propio d...
Vista noctura del Faro de Colonia del Sacramento. Uruguay, America del Sur.
Estamos sentados en lo que fue alguna vez la casa del Gobernador, cuyos cimientos, de origen portugué...
El faro de Colonia del Sacramento, alumbra desde 1855 el Río de La Plata, para la orientación de los ...
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.