Punta Arenas City tour
Depart from the cruise ship pier and begin your tour through the city of Punta Arenas. During this short drive, you will enjoy a panoramic view of the colourful roofs of the city, the Magellan Strait, and Tierra del Fuego Island in the background. Continue to the Maggiorino Borgatello Museum, founded by Salesian missionaries and noted for excellent exhibits illustrating the habitat and history of Patagonia’s aboriginal people, as well as the region’s natural history.
Punta Arenas is the largest city in southern Patagonia. The average population of this city is 150000. When it comes to Punta Arenas excursions, there are plenty of things that you can do. Most of the cruise lines organize different activities and tour for their passenger. They cover most of the places, which are popular for their adorable beauty.
Your tour continues on to the beautifully landscaped cemetery, where you can admire the splendid mausoleums of pioneer families and a gravestone where the last Onas, extinct Fireland Indians, are buried.
Driving back to the town center, your next stop will be at the Plaza de Armas Square where you can view and photograph the Hernando de Magallanes Monument or browse at the souvenir stalls and from them back to the ship.
Note: At the museum, you must climb a flight of stairs to reach some of the displays, and most explanations are written in Spanish only.
You will see some heart touching views in this city. But, if you really interested in knowing the past lifestyle of the people, then you have to visit city museum. At the museum, you will get in touch with the old Patagonia Indians and Patagonia’s flora and fauna. Moreover, the machinery is also an attraction for visitors. The openly aired museum will definitely please you by its beauty and historical antiques.
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
- Weather in Punta Arenas is unpredictable.
Please dress in layers and bring a windbreaker or waterproof jacket.
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