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Santa Marta, Colombia

Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

The 17th-century hacienda where Simón Bolívar spent his last days before dying from tuberculosis.
Cusco, Peru

The Twelve-Angled Stone

This geometric feat is a testament to the Incas' mesmerizing architectural abilities.
Cusco, Peru

Cusco Cathedral

Situated on a sacred Inca site, this 16th-century cathedral took nearly 100 years to build.
Cusco, Peru

Plaza de Armas

Built on the remains of one the Incas’ most important gathering spots, this square keeps the spirit of a fallen empire alive.
Cercado de Lima, Peru

Gran Hotel Bolivar

Visiting dignitaries and Hollywood stars once stayed at the 1920s hotel, alongside the ghosts that are said to haunt its corridors.
Cartagena, Colombia

San Pedro Claver Museum and Cloisters

An inspired museum dedicated to the patron saint of slaves, inside the cloisters where he lived and died.
San Gil, Colombia

The 'Wise Old Men' of El Gallineral Park

The centuries-old trees are draped with Spanish moss to make them look like wizened elders.
Medellín, Colombia

Plaza Botero

Home to 23 voluptuous and instantly lovable sculptures by one of Latin America's most celebrated artists.
Medellín, Colombia

The Birds of Peace

Two identical statues by Fernando Botero, one blown to pieces in a terrorist bombing, the other donated as a gift for peace.
Guatape, Colombia

Guatapé

The Andean town where every single building is decorated with a brightly colored frieze.
Guatape, Colombia

La Manuela Hacienda Ruins

Ripped apart by a bomb in 1993, the shell of Pablo Escobar's infamous vacation house still stands.
Pereira, Colombia

Bolívar Desnudo (Nude Bolívar)

This unusual monument shows a naked Simón Bolívar stripped of clothing, medals, and swords.
Salento, Colombia

Wax Palms of Cocora Valley

The world's tallest palm trees look like the whimsical kind of plant you'd find in a Dr. Seuss story.
Sogamoso, Colombia

Vargas Swamp Lancers Memorial

Largest monument in Colombia depicts 14 lancers who drove back an army.
Villa de Leyva, Colombia

Villa de Leyva

This colonial town in Colombia sits around the largest stone paved square in South America.
Villa de Leyva, Colombia

Museo El Fósil

A museum built around a bus-sized fossil on the side of the highway.
Ventaquemada, Colombia

Puente de Boyacá

This small bridge serves as a symbol of South America's independence.
Sesquilé, Colombia

Lake of Guatavita

Known as the site of 'El Dorado,' this mysterious lake is rumored to hold gold beneath its waters.
Nemocón, Colombia

Nemocón Salt Mine

Colorful lights and mirror-like brine pools create trippy illusions within the historic mine.
Zipaquira, Colombia

Cathedral of Salt

Cathedral carved out of salt, located a mile below the earth's surface.
Guatavita, Colombia

Guatavita la Nueva

The entire town looks like a slice of Spain that was carted across the ocean and plunked in the Andes.
Bogotá, Colombia

Monserrate Sanctuary

Pilgrims each carried a brick to the top of Mount Monserrate to help build this historic sanctuary in Colombia.
Bogotá, Colombia

Santuario Nuestra Señora del Carmen

Towering high above the neighborhood of La Candelaria, the church is easily recognizable by its distinctive red-and-white striped facade.
Bogotá, Colombia

Museo Botero

A celebration of Colombia’s premier contemporary artist.