11 Sights in Punta Arenas, Chile (with Map and Images)
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Explore interesting sights in Punta Arenas, Chile. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 11 sights are available in Punta Arenas, Chile.List of cities in Chile Sightseeing Tours in Punta Arenas
1. Fuerte BulnesBook Ticket*
Fuerte Bulnes is a Chilean fort located by the Strait of Magellan, 62 km south of Punta Arenas. It was founded in 1843 on a rocky hill at Punta Santa Ana, and named after President Manuel Bulnes Prieto.
2. Gabriela Mistral
Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, known by her pseudonym Gabriela Mistral, was a Chilean poet-diplomat, educator and humanist. In 1945 she became the first Latin American author to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature, "for her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world". Some central themes in her poems are nature, betrayal, love, a mother's love, sorrow and recovery, travel, and Latin American identity as formed from a mixture of Native American and European influences. Her portrait also appears on the 5,000 Chilean peso bank note.
3. Residencia Beaulier
The Beaulier Residence or House of Human Rights is a building located on Cristóbal Colón Avenue, in the city of Punta Arenas, capital of the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctic Region, Chile. Built in 1936 by the architect Antonio Beaulier as its own residence, between 1973 and 1976 it functioned as the regional headquarters of the Central Military Intelligence Service (SIM) that occupied it as a detention and torture center. It was declared a national monument of Chile, in the category of historical monument, by Decree No. 95, of April 11, 2016.
4. Catedral de Punta Arenas
The Sacred Heart Cathedral also called Punta Arenas Cathedral and Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, is a religious building of the Catholic Church which has a Renaissance tower that is dedicated to the order of the Salesians. Its construction began on December 28, 1892, on the plans made by the Father of the Salesian order Juan Bernabe. It is located in the city of Punta Arenas in the region of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica in the South American country of Chile.
5. Nao Victoria Museum
The Nao Victoria Museum is located in Punta Arenas, Chile, and has been open to the public since 1 October 2011. The museum is private, the owner has received the Medal of the President of Chile for his work in promoting national identity during the celebrations for the bicentenary of the independence of the South American country. Spanish Vice Consul in Punta Arenas gave the entrepreneur the prize "Hispanic Identity" for the building of the Nao Victoria Replica.
6. Faro San Isidro
The Cabo San Isidro Lighthouse or San Isidro Lighthouse is located at the southern end of the Brunswick Peninsula in the XII Region of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica in Chile, having as a background the Darwin Mountain Range and next to a dense native forest. It was inaugurated in 1904, its structure reaches 7.8 meters in height and has a luminous range of 9 nautical miles.
7. Faro Bahía Félix
The Bahía Félix Lighthouse is a lighthouse belonging to the network of lighthouses of Chile. It is located in the Felix Bay sector of Tamar Island in the Magallanes Region. This inhabited lighthouse is a Historical Monument of the Magallanes Region. The construction of this lighthouse was initiated by Luis Camuzi and completed by George Slight.
8. Prefectura de Carabineros de Punta Arenas
The Carabineros Prefecture of Punta Arenas was a historical monument located in the city of the same name, Magallanes and Chilean Antarctic Region, Chile. Its design dates back to 1899, when architect Antonio Allende presented it to the city council; Its construction dates back to the period between 1904 and 1906 approximately.
9. Cruz de los Mares
Cape Froward is the southernmost point of mainland South America. It is located in the Magallanes Region of Chile, along the north shore of Magellan Strait, being the southern tip of the Brunswick Peninsula. In January 1587, the English corsair Thomas Cavendish named the place after the region's rough climate.
10. Port Famine
Ciudad del Rey Don Felipe, also known as Puerto del Hambre, is a historic settlement site at Buena Bay on the north shore of the Strait of Magellan approximately 58 km (36 mi) south of Punta Arenas in the Región de Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena, Patagonia, Chile.
11. Palacio Montes Pello
The Palacio Montes is a building located in the center of the city of Punta Arenas, Chile, in the Plaza Muñoz Gamero. Built in 1920, it is the seat of the Municipality of Punta Arenas, and is part of the city's urban Typical Zone.
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