Duration: 2 hours approx. Half Day
Available: All year.
SIB Operation: Daily, departure time at 9:30 hrs.
Notes: Museums closed on Mondays and holidays.
The city of Punta Arenas, located in Chile’s southernmost region, was founded on 18 December 1848. The first site visited is Cerro Mirador (hill) to enjoy wonderful panoramic views of the city and Straights of Magellan. Next comes the Monument in honor of Hernando Magallanes, near Plaza Muñoz Gamero, featuring figures of Ona natives lying at its feet. The tour continues on to the Museo Regional Salesiano, hosting a magnificent exhibition on the aborigine peoples of the region, including the Yagan, Ona and Alacalufe. Lastly, visitors may visit the Museum of History of Magallanes, housed in the Braun Menendez Palace that features exhibitions on the region’s contemporary history. The tour ends with a last stop at the main square before returning to the hotel.