Punta Arenas Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas Cruise Port

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Punta Arenas is the largest and most commercially important city in Patagonian Chile. Located on the Strait of Magellan, it has long been a stop for European adventurers and traders and, as a result, ...  Read more

Magdalena Island

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When Magellan passed through his eponymous strait bound for Chile for the first time, he cruised past the tiny Magdalena Island. Today, travelers make it a point to stop at this scenic island just ...  Read more

Fort Bulnes (Fuerte Bulnes)

Visitors to Fort Bulnes, located atop an unforgiving hillside, will surely take note of the unprecedented lengths colonizers went to in order to stake their claim on such inhospitable land.  ...  Read more

King George Island (Isla Rey Jorge)

King George Island is the largest of South Shetland Islands, and its scenic bays, which include Maxwell, Admiralty and King George Bays, are home to unique wildlife, like elephant and leopard seals ...  Read more

Strait of Magellan

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Unforgiving winds, a rugged coastline and narrow passageways made the Strait of Magellan one of the most deadly channels for early explorers attempting to navigate by ship. But today, this historic ...  Read more

Magallanes Regional Museum (Braun-Menendez Palace)

This elegant and well-preserved residence was once home to Braun Menendez—an intrepid pioneer who called Punta Arenas home. Just beyond the ornate iron gates travelers will find an incredible array ...  Read more

Maggiorino Borgatello Salesian Museum

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This 1,700-square-foot mecca of Patagonia heritage covers an entire history, culture and tradition in just four floors. Travelers can explore the well-organized galleries created by Salesian ...  Read more

Nao Victoria Museum (Museo Nao Victoria)

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Visitors to the Nao Victoria Museum can travel back in time and experience the real-life thrill of a 16th-century sailing experience. Opened in 2011, this destination is celebrated by locals for ...  Read more

Otway Sound & Penguin Reserve

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Travelers can find close encounters of the penguin kind on a visit to Otway Sound and Penguin Reserve in Punta Arenas, where wooden walkways wind through the animal’s natural habitat. Travelers warn ...  Read more

Plaza Muñoz Gamero

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This historic town square is among the most popular destinations in the Magallanes Region because of its unmistakable energy and close proximity to some of Punta Arenas’ major attractions. Travelers ...  Read more

Punta Arenas Municipal Cemetery

Opened in 1894, the Punta Arenas Municipal Cemetery is known as the final resting place for some of the area’s most famous historical figures. Relevant families—like the Menendez-Behetys—even have ...  Read more

Tres Puentes Wetland (Humedal Tres Puentes)

Outdoor-loving travelers and visitors in search of some of Chile's most prized birds love the natural wonder of Tres Puentes Wetland. More than 50 species of aquatic birds, including the Chiloe ...  Read more

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