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Punta Arenas is the capital of the Magallanes Region and Chilean Antarctica. It is bathed by the waters of the mythical Strait of Magellan and is located near the most autral continental tip of Chilean Patagonia and the American continent.

Founded on December 18, 1848, the city is projected as a gateway to Antarctica and its territory is home to the two largest freshwater reserves in the world: Antarctica and the Southern Ice Fields.

As the regional capital, it offers countless tourist attractions, given its special geographical location, its beautiful landscapes and its rich biodiversity and serves as a point of arrival to visit other areas of the region, such as the Torres del Paine National Park, located 317.5 kilometers from Punta Arenas.