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“Historical heart of this city.....”
Review of Plaza Munoz Gamero

Plaza Munoz Gamero
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Punta Arenas Historical Classic City Tour with Salesian Museum
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Owner description: The central plaza of Punta Arenas, where local vendors sell homemade crafts.
Reviewed 10 November 2013

As plazas go, this one is quite beautiful in the city’s location at the base of Chile and situated close to the majestic Strait of Magellan. The surrounding buildings each side of the plaza are from that era where the town’s prosperity saw mansions, banks and a beautiful Cathedral spring up.

While we strolled around the square, we noticed the beautiful green conifers, the flowering garden beds, the impressive monument to Magellan, the souvenir stalls and where possibly our canine friends outnumbered the residents sitting around!

One of the most notable buildings is the exclusive Club de la Unión and if you want a taste of the interior then a downstairs tavern is open to the public. The beautiful French - inspired Palacio Sara Braun (with museum), is a stunning heritage building reminiscent of this city’s quiet wealth.

Sitting west of the plaza is Sacred Heart Cathedral Church where the single bell tower rises over the square. The church’s colour is a gorgeous creamy yellow and can be visited most days. Several restaurants, cafes and shops add a modern, urban flavour to the plaza but if you like remarkable architecture then you will enjoy walking in the historical heart of Punta Arenas - Plaza Muñoz Gamero.

Enjoy your experience!

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Reviewed 31 July 2013

My experience of South America was none until I made a trip with the Swedish Navy vessel Carlcrona. After some stops i Brazil we cruised down to the Strait of Magellan and this was really interresting. The nature, fjords, coastline...well..everything was like in Norway, but instead of 5' 6"-6' people with blond hair it was inhabited by mostly small people from the indigenous indian groups. When we sighted Punta Arenas the impression of some really bad navigation hit me even harder. Colourful houses and a the busy port...no...it's Norway! The city of Punta arenas isn't that big, and the "things to see" aren't that many BUT you have to do the town for 1 day. I ended up with some pottery and some other "must have tourist stuff". The thing with PA is the wild nature that it borders to. The island of Tierra del Fuego, the mountains of Torres de Paine, the archipelago of the west coast. I would love to go back but with more than 3 day to spend...hmm...3 weeks could work for me. Lovely people, lovely part of Chile. Go there!

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Reviewed 19 April 2013

Surrounded by pretty building and commercial areas, restaurants with a short walk to the waterfront. There are adorable vendor carts with artisans selling lots of things, it was fun to browse. The center statues are also vert nice.

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Reviewed 15 March 2013

As with most South American towns the square serves as the centre point from which all else is located. Around it is a church, a great hotel, old buildings and many stalls selling local goods made by artisans. Check out the memorial to Ferdinand Magellan. Also from the square head towards the water to enjoy a walk along the Strait of Magellan

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Reviewed 17 October 2012

Surronded of ancien trees, classical buildings, the principal hotel, the church etc., brings to the visitors a place where enjoy like a Puntarenense.

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