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An Overview of Punta Arenas


Punta Arenas serves as a convenient base for the adventure seekers planning to explore Torres del Paine, Tierra del Fuego and the Strait of Magellan. A drive in your rental car through the sprawling metropolis will give you a feel of its friendly and relaxed ambiance. The duty free zone known as 'Zona Franca' is a great place to buy yourself some souvenirs. Despite the unpredictable weather conditions, Punta Arenas is a city that is fun to visit any time of the year.

Things to See and Experience in Punta Arenas :

  • Museo Palacio Braun Menendez- Representing the Golden Age of Magallanes region, the museum is a national monument displaying objects and furniture belonging to the bygone era.
  • Plaza Muñoz Gamero - With magnificent conifers and surrounded by opulent mansions, the city's main square is a bustling place and houses an attractive monument.
  • Fuerte Bulnes - The reconstructed historic Chilean fort is located on the shores of Magellan Strait and is a great place for admiring a diverse range of flora and fauna.
  • Seno Otway Penguin Colony - This penguin colony can be visited between September and April to watch the penguins waddle along the beach and into their holes in the ground.
  • Winter Carnival - Hosted in August, it involves dancing, costume parades, floats and delicious food. Attractive fireworks are displayed on the last night of the carnival.

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