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São Paulo, Brazil

Museu de Arte de São Paulo

This singular art museum in São Paulo is unique inside and out.
São Paulo, Brazil

Hotel Unique

A huge boat-shaped hotel with a blood red pool and other oddities.
São Paulo, Brazil

Beco do Batman

One of São Paulo's tight urban intersections has become a haven for graffiti artists ever since a single Batman started the trend.
São Paulo, Brazil

Livraria da Vila

The bookstore with bookshelves built into unlikely places.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Escadaria Selarón Mosaic Steps

A 125-meter long "tribute to the Brazilian people."
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Largest Street Art Mural in the World

Eduardo Kobra’s breathtaking 32,300-square-foot graffiti wall took over Rio’s Olympic Boulevard.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro Cathedral

This massive Brazilian church is built like an angular, technicolor pyramid left by Mayans from the future.
Seville, Spain

Metropol Parasol

The world's largest wooden structure.
Seville, Spain

Tomb of Christopher Columbus

The final resting place of the great navigator, or maybe his brother.
Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay

Plaza de Toros

Abandoned bull fighting ring, slowly falling apart in Uruguay.
Montevideo, Uruguay

Palacio Salvo

The design of the Palacio Salvo has been described as "a lighthouse on top of a building."
San Antonio de Pichincha, Ecuador

Middle of the World

An elaborate shrine dedicated to the four corners of the world unfortunately misses its mark.
Santiago, Chile

Torre Telefonica Chile

It's just another skyscraper, but it's shaped like '90s cell phone.
Santiago, Chile

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino (Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art)

This museum covers 10,000 years of Pre-Columbian Latin American history.
Santiago, Chile

Monument to the Indigenous People

This sculpture meant to honor the bravery of the Indigenous Mapuche people of Chile proved controversial.
Ushuaia, Argentina

Bahia Lapataia at the End of the World

The most southern point you can drive to in the Western Hemisphere.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Caminito

A bright little alley in La Boca is a part of tango history.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Palacio Barolo

A tower devoted to — and modeled after — the Divine Comedy.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cementerio de la Recoleta

Buenos Aires' city of the dead contains some very famous remains, including Eva Perón.
Foz do Iguaçu, Argentina

Iguazu Falls

A series of waterfalls so massive they straddle the border of Argentina and Brazil.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Ateneo Grand Splendid

This historic, palatial theater is now one of the world’s most beautiful bookstores.
Recife, Brazil

Ricardo Brennand Institute

A Tudor-style castle in Brazil holds one of the world's largest armory collections.
Recife, Brazil

Francisco Brennand's Ceramic Workshop

The massive gardens and office of a Brazilian sculptor.