Steeped in ancient history, Latin America has spectacular museums, numerous well preserved ruins and some truly fascinating cultures that still engage in traditional customs.
The Spanish conquest changed the course of history for Latin America forever. Cultures were decimated, significant buildings destroyed and precious artefacts plundered. This period left its own very definite mark and the history of the conquistadores is a compelling and fascinating one. Despite this traumatic period in history, many exciting relics can still be admired in the vast landscapes and contemporary museums of the continent. Indigenous communities, ancient rituals and some of the world’s most fascinating ruins can all be found on the spectacular continent of Latin America.