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We found this little area in the heart of Punta Arenas. There is a small park area that extends up... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2016
Apex, North Carolina

This is the first thing we saw after we got off our ship. It's a nice place to walk and we went on... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2016
william Y
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8 Mar 2018
“Ho hum”
4 Mar 2018
“nice trees”
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Another statue of an important historical figure in Chile's independence, strangely tucked away from the main centre of town. Wouldn't bother going to look for it especially.

Thank Em K
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Yet another statue...would have been better if perhaps there was a writeup or more to read about Bernardo O'Higgins. The trees are beautifully maintained and it was a pleasant walk.

Thank Victor C
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

If you're walking the city you'll likely run into this plaza and state on 21 May between the Plaza de Armas and the waterfront.

Thank TASunde
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

The statute is located not far from the Punta Arenas boardwalk and old betty and their central market. It is situated within a small strip park with benches for you to sit and relax. The plaques tell an interesting story of this important figure in...More

1  Thank JamesKMTan
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Visited this monument and well kept park while strolling around Punta Arenas. Interesting to read the plaques and learn a little of the local history. You probably wouldn't seek out the monument independently, but it is a nice walking area after being on a bus...More

1  Thank virginian9
Reviewed 29 April 2016

We found this little area in the heart of Punta Arenas. There is a small park area that extends up a long hill between two streets. We enjoyed hiking around and reading all the plaques.

Thank RoninSherpa
Reviewed 22 April 2016

The history of Bernard Higgins is quite interesting to read on a long coach journey through the steppe but the statue is quite underwhelming really you will probably pass by without giving it a second glance unless you are told who it is

2  Thank swift314
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Inevitably, you will pass this as it is part of the main "grid" of town that you are probably interested in. Far more amazing IMHO is the quality and skill of the tree trimmers who seem to get perfectly rounded trees by hand / eye....More

Thank Johnzsydney
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

This is the first thing we saw after we got off our ship. It's a nice place to walk and we went on up town from there. Looks like a safe neighborhood.

Thank william Y
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Bernardo has many monuments etc around S America, and it is hard to get excited about them! This one has some large topiary near it, but otherwise has little to recommend it!

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