travel42 Port Guide: Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas travel42 Port of Call Guide

Chilean Patagonia's most important city, Punta Arenas (often pronounced as if a single word) was an important supply station for ships prior to the completion of the Panama Canal and the home to mansions of the wool barons who transformed the economy of southernmost Chile and Argentina. The main sights are the Plaza Munoz Gamero, with its monument to Hernando de Magallanes (Magellan); the regional museum (formerly the Braun-Menendez mansion); and the cemetery, with graves and monuments to the fi...
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