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Lima – the Gateway to Peru

Lima – the Gateway to Peru

Overview Founded by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535 and originally named as Ciudad de los Reyes or “City of Kings”, the city of Lima enjoyed great prestige and influence as the capital of Spains South American empire. Peru broke away from the Spanish empire and declared independence in 1821.  The Spanish influence is […]

Quito – The Appealing Capital of Ecuador

Quito – The Appealing Capital of Ecuador

Overview At an altitude of 2804m above sea level, Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is one of the highest cities in the world. It’s also one of the most appealing cities in the South American continent. Founded in 1534 by Sebastian de Benalcazar, Quito has some of the best preserved colonial buildings and churches in […]

Buenos Aires: Tolerant European Style South American City

Buenos Aires: Tolerant European Style South American City

The city of Buenos Aires is located in the republic of Argentina in South America.  Buenos Aires is located on the West bank of the Río de la Plata, the Rio de la plata is an estuary of the Parana and Uruguay rivers which forms a muddy fertile basin between Argentina and Uruguay. Buenos Aires […]