10 famous cities to visit in South America

Surrounded by the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean, South America is among the continents holding a reputation for their biodiverse culture. If you skip a heartbeat at the thought of adventure, or you are dazed at the thought of vivid colourful cities and dazzling beauty of sky-reaching buildings, or just want a walk through a land of cram full tradition and culture; South America has starling places to visit for each one of you. The hospitality and the warm-hearted welcome offered by the indigenous people here is overwhelming and worth relishing.
So if you are planning to visit this land of superlatives, with greatness flooding in every aspect, these cities are worth adding to your trip-

 10. Lima, Peru

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The capital of Peru, Lima owns its reputation as World’s Heritage Site. This city traces back to the colonial period reflecting the copious history this city possesses. This city is no less than idyll for art lovers: museums, archaeological sites, Plaza de Armas and the 16th-century cathedral are enough to leave you jeopardized. The city is embellished with placid beaches, valleys, happening nightlife with a shot of adventure. The cuisine here is no behind when it comes to offering a good time to the visitors.

9. Buenos Aires, Argentina

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The “Paris of South America”, Buenos Aires is an exotic city for people having a taste for wine. This sophisticated and seductive city with rows of colourful houses hosts the most exuberant dance party, with feet matching the music doing the tango. You won’t miss out on astounding views and culture either. Head on to Cerro San Cristobal for exquisite views

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8. Santiago, Chile

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For the people in love with food, Santiago has plenty of restaurants that are ever experimenting with their cuisine. Cosmopolitan yet never missing out on culture, Santiago is a city of contrast. This beautiful and vivid city is an eye candy for the visitors. Enjoy shopping in the local art markets, pedestrian malls and the famous Central Market. The neighbourhoods of the city are perfect to wander with secluded hills and tranquil beauty.

7. Quito, Ecuador

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The capital of Ecuador, Quito, is a beautiful ancient city situated at an altitude of 2850m. This city was founded back in the 16th century from the ruins of Inca city. The indigenous culture and history of the city is well preserved and is reflected successively by the stunning churches in the city.

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6. Cusco, Peru

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Situated along the edge of the Urubamba valley, Cusco is a doorway that opens into one of the seven wonders of the world Machu Picchu. The old remains of once what have been huge plazas is astonishing. Other important sites include the Archbishop’s palace, built centuries ago. The narrow tortuous city lanes and perfect for paddle walking while enjoying the delicious food the city offers.

5. Cartagena, Colombia

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Along the coast of Colombia is this city embellished with tall palm trees and white sand beaches renowned for its coral reefs. As you walk through the city or hop in a horse-drawn carriage, you explore centuries-old stone walls giving you a glimpse of the colonial period. You can soak yourself in the art and theatre in evening after the daylong sightseeing.

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4. Rio de Janerio, Brazil 

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The magnificent 38-meter tall statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the seven wonders of the world, stands atop Mount Corcovado, in the exquisite city of Rio de Janerio. The city is also gifted with twin beaches Copacabana and Ipanema, whose tranquillity will leave you enchanted. The city is replete with colours as this city hosts the world’s greatest street party; the carnival where a city is flooded with dancers; the vibrant costumes and the sublime music leaves the onlookers spellbound. So this city has ample to offer you ranging from sightseeing to partying; and peace to shopping, making it a holiday paradise.

3. La Paz, Bolivia

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This vibrant city has breathtaking adventures in store for you, making it a perfect holiday stop for enthusiasts. Apart from architectural wonders and old churches, the colourful markets and the museums will keep you engaged. Enjoy the aerial cable car system to peer upon the city’s dramatic setting; the brightly colours houses packed neatly alongside one another. Here the bars and restaurants are a perfect place to land into after your day-long adventures.

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2. Asunción, Paraguay

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The way they experiment with your favourite food here adding their own touch to the traditional recipes is appreciable. Pizzas while originating from Italy mustn’t have thought they would land into Asuncion and meet the traditional Asado toppings. While the National Cathedral and Municipal Museum are 2 eye candies; the local markets are a good deal to explore. This city is also the centre of poetry, art and music that will set your feet in motion. The grassy Gran Chacho region sways your mind away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and has a fortunate stroke of serendipity.

1. Medellin, Colombia- “City of Eternal Spring”

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If spring is your season, Medellin is the right destination for you. The yearlong modest climate complimented by the jaded mountains make offers you your piece of quietness. As you walk along the plantations of the city, you’ll be mesmerised by the smell of fresh flowers and coffee reaching your nose. The downside of the city is adorned with sculptures by Fernando Botero. The Colombian artworks can be seen in the Museo de Antioquia.

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Top 10 best weather places in the World

In the world full of diversity and variations there are some places with a pleasant climate all the year. The top 10 places with best weather year-round are listed below.

1. Canary Islands, Spain
Canary islands, located near the shores of Africa are Spanish territory. The cold Canary stream which passes over the islands makes the climate cool. Air temperature remains moderate, neither too high nor too low. Usually, the temperature remains in the range of 20°C to 26°C throughout the year. The island of Tenerife gets heavy rainfall, unlike other islands. This island is also known as ‘Island of Eternal Spring’. The islands offer clean air and comparatively dry air, which make the islands more comfortable.

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2. Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil has a pleasant weather. In summer, the temperature is about 27°C and in winter it is near 20°C. The summer is moderately warm and rainy whereas the winter is sub-dry with a strong wind flow. In summer days, rainfall is abundant. The city is located on a high plateau, which makes the climate tolerable. Formation of a cyclone or tornado is uncommon. Because of its excellent weather conditions, around 12 million people visit the city every year.

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3. Oahu, Hawaii
Oahu is one of the largest islands of Hawaii, located in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. The island is also known as ‘The Gathering Place’ because of its population and excellent weather conditions. The weather remains warm and sunny around the year. The weather makes the island most popular destination in Hawaii. Temperature remains in the range of 25 to 30°C throughout the year and the weather is almost dry. Rainy season is uncommon here. It experiences rain in the winter, but the sun reappears after a rainstorm.

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4. San Diego, California, USA
San Diego is a city in California, well known for its beaches and climate. The weather is one of the main reasons why most of the rich people choose this place. Summer is warm and dry with an average temperature of 25°C and a mild winter with around 19°C. Spring season also feels like summer. So, a warm sea can be enjoyed throughout the year. The Pacific Ocean and mountains make the weather so good and healthy. Cold streams passing around California brings the temperature in a moderate range. San Diego River flows from east to west.

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5. Sydney, Australia
Sydney, the state capital of New South Wales has excellent weather around the year. Climate conditions are categorised by warm summer, cool winter and average rainfall throughout the year. The temperature in summer remains around 30°C and 20°C in winter. The activity of the cyclone or thunderstorm is rare. Snowfall is also uncommon. Sydney is surrounded by mountains in the west and sea in the east. The geographical position of the city makes the climate enjoyable.

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6. Mombasa, Kenya
Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya. Being close to the equator it has a tropical climate. The temperature remains in the range of 20- 30°C around the year. A little cloudiness is common. Here the climate is wet and dry and the amount of rainfall depends on the season. In the month of April and May, most rainfall can be seen.

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7. Nice, France
Nice is one of the most popular cities in France. The city has mild Mediterranean climate conditions with temperature in the range of 20-27°C. This feature attracts a lot of people. Apart from the beautiful sea, the city is surrounded by mountains to the north. This city has one of the warmest climatic conditions corresponding to the latitude. Summer season is usually hot and sunny. Rainfall is moderate and about 50 days all around the year.

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8. Costa Rica
Costa Rica, a country in Central America is located near the equator. The climate is tropical year round. Temperature remains in the range of 19-27°C. The main seasons are summer and winter. Rainfall occurs in the winter of over 5000 mm per annum. The country is subdivided into many microclimates depending on elevation. The weather remains very warm and comfortable year round.

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9. Kunming, China
Kunming city in Yunnan has a fantastic climate all year. It is also known as ‘Spring City’ because of its perfect weather. Weather is neither too warm nor too cold. Mild climate with warm, humid summer and cool dry winter is its speciality. Weather is almost dry except the rainy season. Annual mean temperature is 16°C.

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10. Loja, Ecuador
Loja is located in Southern Ecuador in the bottom of Cuxibamba valley. The average temperature is 16°C year round. Variation of temperature is very rare. Though the days are warm and nights are cold and often wet. The absence of sunlight during the morning is common because of its location in the valley. The city is blessed with an average rainfall of 60mm.

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