Punta Arenas, Chile
Patagonia's welcome mat is a cosmopolitan city at the bottom of the world.
Punta Arenas, a city of close to 150,000 residents, is the main entry point for Chilean Patagonia and one of the most southern cities in the world. It is a relaxed and beautiful city facing the Magellan Strait and its climate and architecture give it a distinct European feel. It was originally named 'Sandy Point' by the English, before adopting the Spanish equivalent.
Highlights of the city include the Museo de Historia Regional Braun Menéndez (the former mansion of wool baron Mauricio Braun), the Teatro Cervantes (now a converted cinema) and La Polar - the most southern brewery in the world. It is also a launching pad for Antarctic expeditions and exploring the other natural wonders of Patagonia.
Explore Punta Arenas on the Condor, a 14-day Patagonia adventure that begins and ends in Punta Arenas.
Condor Patagonia Hiking Adventure
14 Days |
Find out why everyone raves about the W-Trek and take your own enviable photos of Monte Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre as you hike, bike and kayak Patagonia.