Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the cultures and traditions of those who can trace their roots back to Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
The annual celebration is observed from September 15 to October 15.
Below, check out the landmarks and sights of 20 Hispanic countries:
Buenos Aires is the capital and the largest city of Argentina. Take a virtual walk around the city, including Plaza de Mayo and La Boca here.
See photos from Argentina below:
North Yungas Road: The famous “Death Road” is popular with cyclists. Take a look at its steep and dangerous slopes in the video below.
El Valle de la Luna: Located 13 kilometers west of San Pedro de Atacama, in the Atacama Desert, it features various rock and sand formations, which have been sculpted by wind and water, resembling somewhat on the surface of the moon. Watch the video below:
The old city of Cartagena: This city was the first of the Spanish colonies in Colombia. Take a virtual walk through its streets here.
Take a 360 Â° tour through some of the best places in Costa Rica with the video below:
The Dominican Republic is the second largest and most diverse Caribbean country. Watch the 360 ââÂ° video below to see what the country has to offer.
La Mitad del Mundo: If you are visiting Quito, an obligatory stop is La Mitad del Mundo, a small town crossed by the equatorial line that connects the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere. Watch a 360 Â° video below.
Tazumal: This pre-Columbian Mayan archaeological site is located in Chalchuapa. Discover stunning images, 360-degree views and videos of the area with Google maps.
Take a virtual tour of the best spots in Guatemala has to offer here.
Copan Ruins: The Mayan ruins at Copan, Honduras, just across the border from Guatemala, are among the most impressive in Central America. Take a guided ‘walk’ through them in the video below:
Mexico City: is the capital and largest city of Mexico and the most populous city in North America. See some 360 ââdegree images here.
Or discover Mexico City’s historic downtown in 360 Â° with the video below:
Masaya Volcano: This complex volcano is made up of an interlocking set of calderas and craters, the largest of which is the shield volcano and the Las Sierras caldera. See a tour of National Geographic in the video below:
Miraflores Locks: Miraflores is the name of one of the three locks that are part of the Panama Canal, and the name of the small lake that separates these locks from the Pedro Miguel locks upstream. Check out the webcam images here.
See photos of Paraguay below:
BahÃa Bioluminiscente: It is a well-known berry with brilliant organisms. See some photos and videos of the region on Google maps.
El Yunque National Forest: Immerse yourself in nature and adventure as you explore the trails of El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System. Discover its hiking trails here.
Park GÃ¼ell: This system of public parks, made up of gardens and architectural elements, is located on Carmel Hill in Barcelona. With urbanization in mind, Eusebi GÃ¼ell entrusted the design of the park to Antoni GaudÃ. Take a walk in the park here.
Click here for other virtual tours of Spain.
La Mano: The Fingers of Punta del Este is a sculpture made in Punta del Este, a popular tourist town in Uruguay, by Chilean artist Mario IrarrÃ¡zabal. It represents five human fingers partially emerging from the sand. See a ‘street view’ of the area with Google maps.
Angel Falls: It is the tallest waterfall in the world, at over 3,000 feet. In Pemon’s native language, its name is “waterfall from the deepest place,” while the English version takes its name from the first person to fly over it: American aviator Jimmie Angel. Watch the 360 ââÂ° video below for a bird’s eye view of the waterfall.
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