Colonia del Sacramento is located at the tip of a short peninsula with a strategic position on the north shore of Uruguay's Río de la Plata. The Historic Quarter is a fusion of Portuguese, Spanish and post-colonial styles. The buildings date from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
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Alter do Chão: Santarém (Brazil) The Editor Fri, 09/25/2020 - 12:48
The region of Alter do Chão, located in the Pará state of Brazil, is a renowned tourist destination. Santarém, the main town in the area, boasts some of Brazil's most stunning freshwater beaches. In addition, this town holds significant importance as it is the most prominent Amazonian river town between Belém and Manaus, serving as a port of call for river steamers.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Las Lajas is a Roman Catholic basilica church built inside the canyon of the Guáitara River in southern Colombia. It has been a tourism and pilgrimage destination since the eighteenth century. The town of Ipiales sits on the river's banks, 9,500 ft above sea level.
Brasília is the federal capital of Brazil and seat of government of the Federal District. Laid out along an east-west axis crossed by a north-south axis, curved to follow the topography as a transportation thoroughfare, Brasília is a definitive example of 20th century modernist urbanism.
Caleta Tortel is a picturesque lumber town in Capitán Prat Province, Chile's eighth-largest and fourth-least-populated province. With no conventional streets, the town features an intricate walkway system made of cypress wood, which has become part of the town's culture and a local tourist attraction.
La Paz is the administrative capital and seat of the government of Bolivia. The city is set in a canyon created by the Choqueyapu River, a bowl-like depression surrounded by the mountains of the Altiplano. Lying about 4,000 m above sea level, La Paz is the world’s highest national capital.
Montevideo is the principal city, the most important port, and the capital of Uruguay. As the commercial, financial, and political center of Uruguay, the city is considered to have the highest quality of life in Latin America.
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.
Quito, Ecuador's capital, sits high in the Andean foothills. Constructed on the foundations of an ancient Incan city, it’s known for its well-preserved colonial center, rich with 16th- and 17th-century churches and other structures blending European, Moorish and indigenous styles.
Ushuaia, situated on the southern coast of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego at the tip of South America, claims the title of the southernmost city in Argentina and the world. It is the capital of Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina's southernmost and least populous.