South America

Tourist Attraction

Saksaywaman

The massive fortified complex of Sacsayhuaman is the most significant ruin in Cusco, and is close enough to the historic center that you can walk…

  • Cusco
Saksaywaman

Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires

No lover of great theater (or, for that matter, great theaters) should pass up the chance to visit Buenos Aires’ many fine performance halls. Perhaps…

  • Buenos Aires
Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires

Christ the Redeemer

The giant statue of Christ overlooking the city from the 709-meter summit of Corcovado is almost as widely recognized a symbol of Rio as the…

  • Rio de Janeiro
Christ the Redeemer

Coricancha

The church of Santo Domingo is built on the ruins of the famous Inca site of Coricancha, the Templo del Sol or Temple of the…

  • Cusco
Coricancha

Ibirapuera Park

Ibirapuera Park was laid out by landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, with buildings designed by Oscar Niemeyer. The immense green space with its monuments, museums,…

  • Sao Paulo
Ibirapuera Park

National Museum of Decorative Arts

Opened in 1911 in the stunning Palacio Errázuriz, a landmark Classical French-style building in the heart of the Recoleta district, the excellent National Museum of…

  • Buenos Aires
National Museum of Decorative Arts

San Telmo and National Historical Museum

San Telmo is well known as one of Buenos Aires’ more colorful districts, its narrow cobblestone streets and old colonial style buildings home to numerous…

  • Buenos Aires
San Telmo and National Historical Museum

Escadaria Selarón

One of Rio’s newest tourist attractions was begun in 1990 by Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón as his gift to the Brazilian people. Until his death…

  • Rio de Janeiro
Escadaria Selarón

Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral

While construction of its Neoclassical façade wasn’t initiated until 1822, Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) overlooks Plaza de Mayo and can trace its roots…

  • Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral

Museo Inka

The best museum in Cusco for those interested in the Incas, Museo Inka is housed in the ornate 16th-century Spanish Admiral’s House, a building worth…

  • Cusco
Museo Inka

Quinta da Boa Vista

The gardens, villas, and imperial palaces of São Cristóvão are now public parks and museums, the foremost of which is Quinta da Boa Vista. From…

  • Rio de Janeiro
Quinta da Boa Vista

São Paulo Cathedral

The Sao Paulo Cathedral, known in Portuguese as Catedral Metropolitana de Sao Paulo or Catedral da Se, is a cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese…

  • Sao Paulo
São Paulo Cathedral

São Paulo Museum of Art

The São Paulo Museum of Art, known locally as MASP, only opened in 1968 but has the most representative and comprehensive collection of western art…

  • Sao Paulo
São Paulo Museum of Art

São Paulo Aquarium

The Sao Paulo Aquarium (in Portuguese: Aquario de Sao Paulo) is located in the Ipiranga neighborhood, in the southeastern part of the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil.…

  • Sao Paulo
São Paulo Aquarium