Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the cultures and traditions of those who can trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
The annual celebration is observed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
Below check out landmarks and tourist spots in 20 Hispanic countries:
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina. Take a virtual stroll through the city, including Plaza de Mayo and La Boca here.
See photos of Argentina below:
North Yungas Road: The famed “Death Road” is popular with cyclists. Take a look at its dangerous, steep slopes in the video below.
El Valle de la Luna: Located 13 kilometers west of San Pedro de Atacama, in the Atacama desert, it has various stone and sand formations, which have been carved by wind and water, looking somewhat similar to the surface of the moon. Check out the video below:
Cartagena’s Old Town: This city was the first of the Spanish settlements in Colombia. Take a virtual walk through its streets here.
Take a 360° tour through some of Costa Rica’s best spots with the video below:
Dominican Republic is the second largest and most diverse Caribbean country. Watch the 360° video below to see some of what the country has to offer.
La Mitad del Mundo: If you visit Quito, one obligatory stop is La Mitad del Mundo, a small city crossed by the equatorial line that connects the Northern Hemisphere with the Southern Hemisphere. Watch a 360° video below.
Tazumal: This pre-Columbian Maya archeological site is located in Chalchuapa. See some great images, 360-degree views and videos of the area with Google Maps.
Take a virtual tour of the best spots Guatemala has to offer here.
Copan Ruins: The Mayan Ruins of Copan, Honduras, just across the border from Guatemala are some of 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-degree images here.
Or experience historic downtown Mexico City in 360 with the video below:
Masaya Volcano: This complex volcano is composed of a nested set of calderas and craters, the largest of which is Las Sierras shield volcano and caldera. See a tour from National Geographic in the video below:
Miraflores Locks: Miraflores is the name of one of the three locks that form part of the Panama Canal, and the name of the small lake that separates these locks from the Pedro Miguel Locks upstream. Watch webcam footage here.
See photos of Paraguay below:
Bioluminescent Bay: It’s a well-known bay with glowing organisms. See some photos and videos of the area on Google Maps.
El Yunque National Forest: Immerse yourself in nature and adventure while exploring the trails of El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest in the US National Forest System. Discover its hiking trails here.
The Park Güell: This public park system, composed of gardens and architectural elements, is located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona. With urbanization in mind, Eusebi Güell assigned the design of the park to Antoni Gaudí. Take a tour through the park here.
Click here for other virtual tours of Spain.
La Mano: The Fingers of Punta del Este is a sculpture in Punta del Este, a popular tourist town in Uruguay, by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal. It depicts five human fingers partially emerging from sand. See a ‘street view’ of the area with Google Maps.
Angel Falls: This is the highest waterfall in the world, at over 3,000 feet. In the indigenous language of Pemon its name is ‘waterfall of the deepest place,’ while the English version takes its name from the first person to fly over it: the American aviator Jimmie Angel. Watch the 360° video below for a bird’s eye view of the waterfall.
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