South America is not only home to the most scenic natural landscapes and jungles but also the most stunning urban spaces in the world. From the cobblestone streets of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico to festive streets overlooking the beach in Rio De Janeiro in Brazil.
South American urban landscape is known for blending European roots from its colonial past with native architecture practices to create unique sites. Let us explore the streets of South America in this blog post.
5. Cusco, Peru
Cusco is a historical city in the heart of the Peruvian Andes. Cusco once used to be the capital of the famous Inca Empire. Now the city is like a living and breathing museum. Cusco has preserved its native roots numerous archaeological remains of the old empire. But it also houses the remnants of Spanish architecture from its colonial past.
Roaming the streets of Cusco will make you travel back in time as you walk uphill on cobblestone streets. The backdrop of the city is filled with the spectacular sights of the Andes Mountain range. The Plaza de Armas is the central square of the city and is a must-visit. It has remnants of the old city from the time the Incas housed their capital here.
4. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
This beach town destination is the soul of Mexico. You can walk down cobblestone streets right up to a golden beach with breathing-taking sunsets. But the city’s heart can be found in its historic city center. The Zona Romantica is the city center of Puerto Vallarta, laden with cobblestone streets, whitewashed buildings, and purple blossoms.
In the city's background, you can see the Sierra Madre mountains, contrasting the urban landscape with their beautiful colors.
3. Buenos Aires, Argentina
The capital of Argentina and the perfect amalgam of European and Latin influences blend into a spectacular sight. Sometimes also called the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires offers an exclusive sight into Argentinian culture.
The city offers a raw experience of Argentinian culture. The urban center also offers dozens of world-class museums, galleries, theaters to give you the dose of cultural exposure you need.
2. Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City may just be popular as the other famous capitals in the world like London, New York, or Tokyo. Mexico City’s historical roots can be traced back to when the Aztecs ruled here from the capital city of Tenochtitlan. Today, the city has such a dynamic makeup. You will find ancient Aztec ruins, Spanish architecture from colonial rule blended with modern design.
Mexico City offers endless possibilities. It houses more than 1200 museums, galleries, and public spaces. You would need to stay there for months just to truly explore the city.
1. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
The sunbathing and festive capital of Brazil is famous throughout the world. It’s known for the famous Carnival, the largest celebration in the world where people socialize and enjoy life. The historic port city has beautiful beaches that are overlooked with lush green mountains.
In the distance, you can see the famous Christ the Redeemer statue that has become the symbol of the city and, fairly speaking, the whole of Brazil. Rio offers a truly unique Latin American experience.
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