PUNTA ARENAS -
TOUR # 1: City Tour + Fort Bulnes + Cemetery ( 6 hs )
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CITY TOUR + FORT BULNES + CEMETERY
OPTION Nº 1
CITY TOUR + FORT BULNES + CEMETERY ( 6 hours)
Starting at the port bordering the Strait of Magellan, 60 km south towards the historic Fort Bulnes.
We stop at the geographic landmark that represents the center of Chile Continental, Insular and Antarctic, which is strategically located to indicate departures from the ruins of the city Rey Don Felipe or Port Famine, to Fuerte Bulnes and the San Juan River picnic area and fishing.
Visit Port Famine (Puerto del Hambre), so called because of the tragic death of all its inhabitants, who first attempted to colonize the Strait of Magellan in 1584, founded the city Rey Don Felipe and later died from starvation in such inhospitable place. Monument and visit its surroundings.
Afterwards we will travel through forests of Lenga and Coihue to Punta Santa Ana, where the Fuerte Bulnes; reconstruction of that first Chilean garrison in southern lands, opened by issuing the Goleta Ancud in 1843, during the government of Don Manuel Bulnes and was later abandoned to move to the "Sandy Point" where is now the city area Punta Arenas.
There will visit the various buildings such as the chapel, the prison, the Court of cannons, stables, dining rooms, built in native wood with an ax and grass huts.
Lunch (not included)
After an hour we continue with the city tour visiting the Plaza de Armas, home of a monument to Ferdinand Magellan. Around the Plaza are beautiful buildings such as the Cathedral, the Government, the Horn Hotel, Sara Braun Palace and Braun Menendez Jose residence where the latter remind us of the historical past of this city and life nineteenth and early twentieth century in the southernmost continental city in the world.
Visit museums; Braun Menendez Palace showing the lifestyle of a family pioneer in Patagonia in the early twentieth century and Salesian Museum Maggiorino Borgatello bringing together collections of specimens of Magellan flora and fauna, history and utensils Patagonian Indians.
Later we visit its main streets and avenues to appreciate the traditional Memorial Shepherd, the mansions of the suburbs and the Costanera Avenue, until the Regional
Cemetery, where We will travel the streets of beautiful gardens and luxurious mausoleums.
Finally we will go to the Mirador del Cerro de la Cruz, where you can see the colorful roofs of the city of Punta Arenas, the Strait of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego Island and Dawson Island, a must order.
- Instituto de la Patagonia Museum
- Entrance Bulnes Fort
- Port pick up and drop off
- Professional Local Guide (English).
- Private Tour