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The foot

In the center of the main square this statue has a beatiful story. If you touch in the foot of the... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Henry C
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Pretty plaza

Its a good place to visit. Legend says that you should touch the indian´s foot to return to Punta... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

In the center of the main square this statue has a beatiful story. If you touch in the foot of the Indian you will came back to Punta Arenas. I had been there 3 times.

Thank Henry C
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Its a good place to visit. Legend says that you should touch the indian´s foot to return to Punta Arena. Done! Good place for a stroll.

Reviewed 20 June 2018

Very nice plaza with live music and lots of culture. Do not forget to rub the foot for good luck and fortune.

Thank Leigh-Rolf
Reviewed 7 May 2018

In Plaza Munoz Gamero is an impressive monument to Magellan. A statue of Magellan stands atop the monument with figures on each side of the base. Legend has it that rubbing the toe of "The Indian" will bring good luck. There are other superstitions that...More

Thank Barheat
Reviewed 22 April 2018

One thing we learned on our trip to South America is that people there love statues. This one stands out among the many we saw. Centerpiece of a very nice Plaza de Armas.

Thank RoadTripRoger
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Locals claim that you must kiss the Indiecito's foot to have a chance to come back to Patagonia. Do not forget to take along wipes :)

Thank Mops51
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Nice monument to check out when you walk around the city but it's nothing special :) It's a clean monument and nice for a photo!

Thank Pascal M
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Erected 400 years after Magellan forged through the straits that bear his name, this statue and park is the gathering spot for locals and tourists. But not many, if any, locals slobber kisses on the well-polished toes of the Selknam native. There is also a...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Like all of Punta Arenas' monuments, this needs a plaque depicting the history or a local guide. Each of the four sides and the statue have significance. It is centrally located in the main square.

Thank Em K
Reviewed 7 March 2018

I've visited this monument four separate times. It is located in the town square across from the Cabo de Hornos. The statue itself is impressive and work seeing. Equally as interesting is the people watching. It seems something is always going on or being celebrated....More

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Response from Colleen587 | Reviewed this property |
Famous explorer who first navigated the southern tip of South America- he found the passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans - thus the strait named after him