South America

Chavín de Huántar Archaelogical Site (Peru) Editor Sun, 11/18/2018 - 19:58
Chavín de Huántar gave its name to the culture that developed between 1500 and 300 B.C. in this high valley of the Peruvian Andes. Chavin is one of the earliest and best known pre-Columbian sites and represents an important expression of the decorative arts and construction techniques of its time.
Churches of Chiloé (Chile) Editor Sun, 12/09/2018 - 12:24
In the Chiloé Archipelago, off the coast of Chile, are about 70 churches built within a "Circular Mission" framework, introduced by the Jesuits in the 17th century. These churches bear witness to a successful fusion of indigenous and European culture as well as to the spiritual values of the communities.

Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta Biosphere Reserve and Isla de Salamanca National Park (Colombia)

The Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta Biosphere Reserve is located in northern Colombia and is one of the largest coastal wetlands in Latin America, including both coral reefs and mangroves. It comprises Isla de Salamanca National Park, and the Flora and Fauna Sanctuary of the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta.

Cinturón Andino Biosphere Reserve: Cueva de los Guácharos, Nevado del Huila and Puracé National Parks (Colombia)

The Cinturón Andino Biosphere Reserve is located at the Macizo Colombiano, in the Andean Chain in southern Colombia. It comprises three National Parks: the Cueva de los Guácharos National Park, the Puracé National Park and the Nevado del Huila National Park.
City of Cuzco (Peru) Editor Sat, 11/03/2018 - 17:18
Situated in the Peruvian Andes, Cuzco (Cusco) developed into a complex Incan urban center with distinct religious and administrative functions. When the Spaniards conquered it in the 16th century, they preserved the basic structure but built Baroque churches and palaces over the ruins of the Inca city.

City of Potosí (Bolivia)

Potosí is the example par excellence of a major silver mine of the modern era, reputed to be the world’s largest industrial complex in the 16th century. A small pre-Hispanic-period hamlet perched in the Bolivian Andes, Potosí became an "Imperial City" following the visit of Francisco de Toledo in 1572.