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.
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Cities & Towns in South America
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.
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.
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.
Cartagena de Indias is a captivating city located on Colombia's Caribbean coast. It seamlessly weaves together its rich historical past, vibrant modernity, and the allure of its UNESCO-listed historic area. The city was founded in the 16th century and served as a vital port for the Spanish Empire. Today, it remains a significant economic hub for Colombia.
Arequipa is a captivating destination where historical charm, cultural vibrancy, and contemporary dynamism converge. Travelers exploring its streets and landmarks are treated to an unforgettable glimpse into the heart of Peru, where the past and present harmonize in the shadows of the Andes.
Cradled in southeastern Peru within the Urubamba Valley of the Andes, the city of Cusco is a captivating testament to the intersection of history and modernity. As the capital of the Cusco Region and the Cusco Province, this city offers a unique journey through time and culture.
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. Located on the Río de la Plata, it is the commercial, financial, and political center of Uruguay and is considered to have the highest quality of life in Latin America.
Nestled high in the Andes, Potosí, Bolivia, stands as a living museum of colonial history, where the immense wealth and historical significance that silver mining bestowed upon the region. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Potosí has earned its place as a unique and culturally rich destination.