CUTURAL CAPITAL CITY OF PATAGONIA

CUTURAL CAPITAL CITY OF PATAGONIA

Icon December 28, 2017
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Since its foundation in the mid-nineteenth century, the city of Punta Arenas has stood out for its great cultural richness, fruit of its importance as a strategic point between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Along with the indigenous and Chilean culture, there is an important European immigration: Croats, Spaniards, English, Germans, Italian and Swiss. With a very interesting museum offer, the Braun Menéndez Palace stands out, built between 1903 and 1906. Declared a National Monument and donated by its descendants to the Chilean State, in 1983 it was transformed into the Regional Museum of Magallanes and today it exhibits objects that show the comfort and refinement of the European elite of the early twentieth century. This multicultural legacy is present in its architecture, its neighborhoods, its gastronomy, its people and its imposing cemetery, considered one of the most beautiful in all of America. They also highlight their traditional festivities, such as their winter carnival. As a must-see landmark of the city, a walk along its waterfront in front of the majestic Strait of Magellan, symbol of an exciting city.