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The central plaza of Punta Arenas, where local vendors sell homemade crafts.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Start exploring at the Plaza Munoz Gamero. At the Museo Regional Braun Menendez (also called Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez), closed Christmas Day you can appreciate the immense wealth of the family who owned mammoth ranching operations in early 20th century. It's free entry, you wear 'booties'...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An imposing statue of the navigator Ferdinand Magellan, in the centre of the Square, is a magnet for tourists attracted by the legend of touching the toe for good luck. The Plaza’s cypress and birch trees shade its pathways, and the handicraft stalls stimulate lots...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank borrum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The square is your typical square in the centre of a town. It has a wonderful bronze statue on a high pedestal, a memorial to Hernando de Magallanes. It also has a statue of a mermaid with two tails to represent each ocean.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BarryR860
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

It is located in Plaza de Armas, the main city square. It boasts the statue to Ferdinando de Magallanes. There are few nice buildings and a church surrounding the place, and some stalls selling souvenirs and food. Half an hour visit would be enough, including...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 29 December 2018

lovely little park with street vendors - music and points of interest both around and within. be careful not to get too wet from the hose lines - I speak from experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jim m
Reviewed 18 December 2018

You will surely pass through this square as it is in the center of town. Tourist info center is located here. Big statue and nice landscaping.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Just to be in the center of the square and take a look around to appreciate all the buildings close to you it's wonderful. So beautiful!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KarlaDGO
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Pleasant central square with a statue of Magellan in the centre. It is surrounded by interesting buildings, many of which are important in the story of Antarctic history and exploration. Some of them do have plaques on them, mostly in Spanish. The one where Shackleton...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Fiona1110
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

This square is not far from the cruise ship port. There is a tourist information office, and a large statue of Magellan here as well as benches to sit on. There are several crafters along the sidewalks around the square. Mansions from the city's heyday...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

There was live entertainment, live preaching, amazing weather, lots of street vendors, and just a really great vibe. Nice place to spend a little bit of time

Date of experience: February 2018
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llindner
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Response from stonewell | Reviewed this property |
I have been thinking further about your question. I see you may be travelling with young children. Nao Victoria is all outdoors, along the Magellan Straight, so I strongly recommend that for your family. They can climb all... More
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