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We visited the square and found this monument. It is typical from people to kiss the Indian's toe, as they say that this is the only way you can come back to Patagonia... I preferred not to kiss the toe.
The Plaza de Armas is a good place to sit and watch locals and tourists. It was across the street from the Hotel Cabo de Hornos and the Palacio Sara Braun. The plaza has mature trees for shade and benches. The historic statue to the...More
For those interested in the history of Magellan this is an interesting statue to see. When you experience the waters of Cape Horn and the Atlantic and Pacific oceans it is amazing that anyone would have attemped crossing them in small wooded boats.
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Like all Punta Arenas' monuments, this needs either good plaques depicting the history and significance of the monument or a local guide. It is centrally located in the mail square.
There is a large statue here to honor Magellan, the great explorer. There are benches where you can sit and rest but beware the pesky pigeons if you are having a picnic lunch! There are stalls nearby selling local handcrafts. On the day we visited...More
The statue in the square of Punta Arenas reminds us all of Magellan's historic and courageous voyage around the world.....even though he lost his life on it toward the end (they didn't teach this last fact in my history class so I was a bit...More
An impressive statue of a Magellan in a small park in the central area. I like how he's facing toward the Strait.
The park is a good place to sit and watch locals and tourists alike. Across the street is the Palacio Sara Braun. Easy...More
This nice historic statue is located in the centre of the Plaza De Armas right in the town square. It is a nice place to relax as there are many matured trees and benches for you to sit. It a reminder of the sacrifices this...More