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Viña Del Mar, Chile City Garden (Destinations)

Viña del Mar, called Ciudad Jardin is a coastal resort city northwest of Santiago, Chile. It is known for its gardens, beaches and tall buildings. In the Quinta Vergara Park is the Vergara Amphitheater, the Vergara Palace of the early twentieth century and the Artequin Museum, which exhibits copies of important works of art. The Museum of Archeology and History Francisco Fonck has moai stone sculptures of Easter Island and small heads.  Viña del Mar is par excellence the Chilean commune that allocates more resources to tourism in terms of hotels, festivals, community embellishment, etc.

Reñaca is one of the most exclusive neighborhood within the Great Valparaíso as well as one of the most important beach .

The National Botanical Garden, which is sometimes called the Valparaíso metropolitan park, is located on El Olivar road and has about 3,000 species of vegetables.

The clock of flowers located in front of the beach of Caleta Abarca, in the road junction that joins roads to Valparaiso, was built specially to welcome participants of the 1962 World Cup, to be played in the commune.

The Gómez Carreño Natural Park  is located between Reñaca, Jardín del Mar, Gómez Carreño, Glorias Navales and Reñaca Alto and it has 536 hectares of native coastal sclerophyllous forest, where you can see a lot of flora and fauna endemic to the region.

The Vergara dock was built on 10 North Street with the function of being a small jetty where the goods left. Decades later, it became a nationally recognized tourist attraction, until it had to be closed to the commercial and tourist function after a fire. On August 28, 2016, it was reopened after repairs and allowed to be used again as a place for walking and sport fishing, as well as serving as a viewpoint to the bay and the sea.

In the neighborhood Recreo is the Open Air Museum of Viña del Mar inspired by the poetry of Gonzalo Villar; presents 22 works of contemporary national artists, reproduced outside of houses and buildings by the muralist Claudio Francia

A modern, beautiful and clean city, Its citizens friendliness  and excellent gastronomy invite you Viña del Mar.


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Saint Catherine's Monastery, Arequipa, Peru (Destinations)

The Monastery of Santa Catalina de Siena, or Saint Catherine's Convent, is a religious tourist complex located in the historic center of Arequipa, Department of Arequipa, Peru.

The citadel was located in the south of Peru in the city of Arequipa founded on September 10, 1579 and located in an area that stands out for its natural beauty, cozy climate and it has a great material with which it is built and continues to be made the architecture of this city, Sillar. In the monastery there are two types, the white ashlar that comes from the Chachani Volcano and the pink one from the Misti Volcano which is emblem of the city. The citadel occupies a land of 20,000 square meters and is absolutely isolated from the city although it is located in the heart of it. A large, solid 4-meter-high wall insulated the lives of women who lived in the monastery.

Charm of this citadel lies in solidity and plasticity of its volumes, and the beauty that master builders and architects achieved in the architecture of those enclosures through solutions such as flying buttresses or the construction of strong arches on pillars.   Inside,  domes and vault roofs considerably expand space and increase feeling of buildings strength.  It is perceived also, especially on street area, intervention of bricklayers who, lacking a proper architectural design, were building walls, roofs, cells, patios and covers of simple approach.

The current building houses splendid pieces of art, such as a baroque altar of carved and gilded wood, a body and three streets, which exornates the chapel, and several  Cuzco school paintings.  

Saint Catherine's Monastery is Peaceful place plenty of history. Its architecture is awesome, but even more so the good state of conservation. Everything is very well taken care of and it seems that everything comes back to life. If you are in Arequipa, it's worth it!


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Sailing Along Parama River Is An Incredible New Way Of Knowing Rosario (Destinations)

Rosario is a rapidly growing city, hidden where the Paraná River doubles, almost 186 miles northwest of Buenos Aires.  Located along the Paraná River, the city has lots of green spaces and a few beaches where people love to congregate and socialize. 

Known for its neoclassical buildings, great food, and fantastic waterfront, there are many things to do in this patriotic city.  You can go to the center of the city that teems with nightclubs, theaters, pedestrian shops, restaurants and parks popular with cyclists.  Paddle around the city’s waterfront and sandy beaches, or head out and stop for lunch on one of its islands.

A national monument on the ravine pays homage to its historical role: it is the city where the Argentine flag was first raised, that is an historical act for Rosario proudness, but also is proud of its river location.  the second-longest in South America after the Amazon.  the sixth most important river in the world. It widens around the city and has several islands set within its delta.  

One of the best ways to see what the Paraná River and delta   have to offer is to  Sail a boat to admire the best views of the river,  Enjoy the beautiful views of Rosario, strolling on Parana River and taking advantage of this special moment.  Sailing along Parama River is an incredible new way of knowing Rosario,  from the beginning the experience becomes  pleassured.  

If you already know everything in the city, I really recommend this trip, because you will know a new side of the city and its magnificent waterfront.


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Emerald Lagoon A Hidden Treasure In Ishuaia (Destinations)

Emerald Lagoon is located in the heart of the Nature Reserve and Landscape Tierra del Fuego. It is one of the most interesting walks to know  surroundings of Ushuaia. 

The Emerald lagoon has an incomparable charm. It is one of the greatest beauties offered by the Fuegian landscape. Its characteristic color and the nature that surrounds it makes it one of the favorite places for locals and tourists.  

There are several options to know the emerald lagoon.   Two hours of walking. During the tour you will go through a lenga forest where you can see birds of the place and with a bit of luck, those red foxes less elusive.  At the end of the stretch through the forest, the trail brings you closer to large areas of peat. The peat is an organic material similar to a spongy and light mass that retains a lot of liquid. 

This is the reason why when making an excursion to the emerald lagoon it is advisable to wear waterproof footwear.  The lagoon is not visible until it is a few meters away from it because it is behind an elevation of the surface. 

This causes surprise to be even greater the first time it is seen: its turquoise color. It is the perfect complement to the virgin landscape that accompanies it.  During the tour you can see the ingenious work of the beavers: natural levees built with branches of trees torn with their own teeth. However beautiful they may seem, beavers are a concern for the inhabitants of Ushuaia. 

They are not an original species of the place.  During the 1940s, 25 couples from Canada were introduced and their hunting was prohibited to promote sale of their skins. Currently, the number of specimens has grown so much that their constructions affect marine fauna as well as vegetation and forests.

Emerald Lagoon  is a work of art. It is a place to stay for a while sitting contemplating nature.


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The Larco Museum In Lima, A Pleasant Moment Of Learning (Destinations)

There  is a must if you are in Lima,  The Larco Museum was founded in 1926 and is located in the District of Pueblo Libre, in Lima. It exhibits galleries that show 3000 years  of pre-Columbian Peru history development.  The Larco Museum is inside a colonial house that dates from  eighteenth century, which was built on a seventh century pre-Columbian pyramid.  

There are Samples of pre-Columbian cultures in great quantity and well preserved. You can see innumerable samples very well presented throughout different rooms in the museum. 

Cultures Gallery

It shows 10,000 years of history of pre-Columbian Peru. This chronologically organized gallery offers visitors a comprehensive view of cultures that existed in pre-Columbian Peru through artifacts that survived the conquest of Peru in the sixteenth century. The gallery is divided into four areas: North Coast, Central Coast, South Coast and Andes. Showcases have been arraged according to the cultural sequence:

North Coast: Cupisnique, Vicús, Moche and Chimú;
Central Coast: Lima and Chancay;
South Coast: Paracas, Nazca and Chincha;
Andes: Chavín, Tiahuanaco, Wari and Inca.

Gold and Silver Gallery

It shows the largest collection of jewelry used by several pre-Columbian rulers of Peru. It includes a collection of crowns, earmuffs, nose rings, jewelry, masks and glasses, finely worked in gold and decorated with semiprecious stones. The ancient cultures of Peru represented their daily life in ceramics, this museum having an important collection of erotic huacos.

Gallery of erotic huacos

Huaco erotic moche that represents a scene of fellatio.  It shows the selection of ceramics found by Rafael Larco Hoyle in the 1960s, as a result of his research on sexual representations in pre-Columbian art of Peru, published in his book "Checan" (1966).

The Larco Museum is an excellent museum, not only for the collection, but for the way is displayed it, with the latest generation exhibition technique. As it is not so big it does not saturate and you can see without that feeling that the great museums give that you are missing something.

The Larco Museum is a delight for those who enjoy visits to museums.   It has a high quality restaurant with a fairly broad schedule, plus a store with very good quality items.


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