Salesian Museum & Fort Bulnes

7.5 hours | Punta Arenas | P U Q - 1 0 0
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Points of Interest

  • Museo Salesiano Maggiorino Borgatello
  • City Cemetery
  • Fuerte Bulnes
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your full-day tour begins as you board your transportation for a scenic, narrated drive to the Plaza de Armas, the focal point of the city. Keep your camera ready, as you're sure to catch sight of colonial architecture. Also known as the Main Square, you'll visit the Plaza Muñoz Gamero, Punta Arenas' central plaza. Shaded by a canopy of pine trees, the plaza is enveloped by baroque-style mansions from the 19th century, and boasts the Hernando de Magallanes Monument dedicated to Ferdinand Magellan.

You'll continue to La Cruz Hill, the tallest point of the city, for panoramic views of Punta Arenas and the Strait of Magellan.

You will then make your way to the Maggiorino Borgatello Museum, which is a testimony to the life of the indigenous inhabitants and the ecosystem in the far south. Among its many exhibits are weapons used by the extinct Fuegian Indians, and a full-size replica of the Cave of Hands (Cueva de las Manos). Its rock paintings are typical of the nomadic art found throughout Patagonia; the hand images were created either by wetting the rock with blood and pressing a hand on it, or by blowing ground rock around a hand, creating a silhouette.

Also on your itinerary is the City Cemetery, a true reflection of the history of Punta Arenas. Fronted by a giant stone portico and landscaped with sculpted European cypress trees, it's the resting place for many of the region's founding families, immigrant colonies, and civic workers, and the remains of the last Selk'nam Indians of Tierra del Fuego, a peninsula off the southern tip of South America.

Next, you'll drive south skirting the Strait of Magellan as you make your way to Fuerte Bulnes (Fort Bulnes), a replica of the wooden, hilltop fort built to protect the first Chilean settlement in 1843.

As sightseeing can work up a real appetite, you'll also enjoy a lunch of barbecued lamb and Pisco Sour, a South American cocktail, at a small local hosteria (inn).

Special Notes:

During the stop at the Museum Salesiano Marggiorino Borgatello, only the highlights will be visited.

Transportation may not be air-conditioned.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a photo stop for La Cruz Hill

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
35
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:10
Inside visit:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Photo stop for Plaza Muñoz Gamero

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
35
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Guided tour of the Salesian Maggiorino Borgatello Museum -Highlights of the Musuem

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
35
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
Yes
Steps:
35
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Visit to Pioneer Cemetery

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
35
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
No
Restroom available:
No

Inside visit of the Patagonia Institute

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
35
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
Yes
Steps:
15
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Visit to Fort Bulnes

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
35
Travel time:
01:10
Time at site:
01:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Visit a local hosteria for lunch and a Shearing Show

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
35
Travel time:
01:10
Time at site:
01:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Re-board your transportation and return to your ship

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
35
Travel time:
00:20