Discover the special charm of this extreme city, which is formed along the Strait of Magellan with the contribution of different cultures leaving a valuable historical and cultural heritage with traditions that remains up to now days. Its population belongs mostly from Croatian, Spanish, Italians, Germans, British immigrants and families coming from Chiloe Island in southern Chile. Today Punta Arenas has a population of approximately 125,000 inhabitants. Our tour begins with a visit to Mirador Hill, where we can enjoy a panoramic view of the city and the Strait of Magellan. Along with this, we will cross the main streets and avenues observing different monuments.
We will leave the town heading north bound to Nao Victoria Museum, which offers visitors the experience of interacting with replicas of the boats that contributed with the discovery of the area, colonization of the territory and have significant heritage and history for the Region of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica. In the construction of the replicas, traditional carpentry techniques were use. The main collection of the museum are real size replicas from the historical boats exhibited along the Strait of Magellan. These are: The Nao Victoria, James Caird and Goleta Ancud. We we'll also observe ancient navigation replicas of weapons and tools, copies of documents and books relating to historic ships and an outdoor carpentry workshop.