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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