Punta Arena, Chile
Punta Arenas lies atop rolling hills, looking out over the Strait of Magellan. In the days before the Panama Canal, this was a major port as ships plied the waters of Cape Horn. Punta Arenas remains a prosperous town, today, thanks to its rich natural resources.
The city is also the gateway to Chilean Patagonia, a maze of fjords, rivers, steppes and mountains to the north. To the south lies the great frozen mass of Antarctica. Adventure awaits at this port near the end of the earth.
This outdoor museum features historical exhibits on Patagonian life.
Plaza Muñoz Gamero
Punta Arenas' central plaza boasts the Magellan monument.
Otway Bay is home to a nesting colony of Magellanic penguins.
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