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Punta Arenas
Overlooking the Strait of Magellan, this isolated city in southern Patagonia bustles with windswept trekkers en route to glacier-filled Torres del Paine National Park or an Antarctic cruise. Before transiting, take note of the mansion-lined main square, Plaza Muñoz Gamero; the City Cemetery, with its elaborate tombs; and the Sara Braun Palace and Braun Menendez Residence, a preserved slice of the city's wealthy pioneer past. Daily flights connect the city with Santiago and Ushuaia.

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Cementerio Municipal
Cementerio Municipal
Attraction type: Cemeteries
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Nao Victoria Museo
Nao Victoria Museo
Owner description: The Nao Victoria Museum is a private museum. It aims to provide a real experience in replicas of the most important ships in the Magallanes Region. There are four open replicas to... more Owner description: The Nao Victoria Museum is a private museum. It aims to provide a real experience in replicas of the most important ships in the Magallanes Region. There are four open replicas to visit in the Museum: Nao Victoria, the only fleet commanded by Ferdinand Magellan completed the first circumnavigation of the globe. James Caird, originally a lifeboat Endurance that sailed from Elephant Island to South Georgia during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton 1916. Goleta Ancud, the ship, under the command of Manuel Bulnes, President of Chile, took the sovereignty of the Magellan Strait to Chile with the construction of Fuerte Bulnes. HMS Beagle, the famous British Navy brig, under the command of Captain Fitz Roy raised cartography work of Magallanes Region. Aboard the boat mythical young Charles Darwin began writing his theory of evolution. The museum is interactive, has a technology platform that includes audioguide, touch screen, surround sound, and many replicas of ancient weapons that can be used by visitors to take pictures less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Plaza Munoz Gamero
Plaza Munoz Gamero
The central plaza of Punta Arenas, where local vendors sell homemade crafts.
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Palacio Sara Braun
Palacio Sara Braun
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
Monumento al Ovejero
Monumento al Ovejero
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Monuments & Statues
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Entre Ollas y Sartenes
Entre Ollas y Sartenes
Ranked #1 of 124 Restaurants in Punta Arenas
Price: $10 - $14
Cuisines: Sushi
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Restaurante Toques de la Patagonia
Restaurante Toques de la Patagonia
Ranked #2 of 124 Restaurants in Punta Arenas
Cuisines: Chilean, South American, International, Fusion
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Cash Only, Seating, Waitstaff
Kiosko Roca
Kiosko Roca
Ranked #3 of 124 Restaurants in Punta Arenas
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Chilean, South American
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Cafe Inmigrante
Cafe Inmigrante
Ranked #4 of 124 Restaurants in Punta Arenas
Cuisines: Cafe, Delicatessen
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Mesita Grande
Mesita Grande
Ranked #5 of 124 Restaurants in Punta Arenas
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Entre Vientos
Entre Vientos
$34 - $90
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Hostal Kloketen
Hostal Kloketen
$35 - $118
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Karol hostal B&B
Karol hostal B&B
$28 - $43

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hostal Labarca
Hostal Labarca
$50 - $120
Ranked #2 of 25 Hotels in Punta Arenas
Hostal Victoria
Hostal Victoria
$58 - $74
Ranked #3 of 28 Punta Arenas B&B and Inns
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Hostal Aventura Austral
Hostal Aventura Austral
$52 - $69
Ranked #4 of 28 Punta Arenas B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Rey Don Felipe
4.0 of 5
Hotel Rey Don Felipe
$132 - $303
Ranked #4 of 25 Hotels in Punta Arenas
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Hotel Dreams del Estrecho
4.0 of 5
Hotel Dreams del Estrecho
$167 - $256
Ranked #5 of 25 Hotels in Punta Arenas
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Patagonia Pionera Hotel
4.0 of 5
Patagonia Pionera Hotel
$90 - $140
Ranked #16 of 25 Hotels in Punta Arenas

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