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Capital and city with the largest population in the province of Tierra del Fuego. Its inhabitants are, for the most part, descendants of the pioneering Chilotes and Croats who arrived on the island hopeful with the promises of fortune offered by the gold exploitation.

While walking through its streets there is still something of that splendid past. The commune as a whole is a destination of great diversity. Its valuable historical and cultural attractions reflect the exploitation of gold and sheep farming.

The gateway to the end of the world has an important urban landscape value, with elements of the architecture of the early twentieth century, which rescue the cultural identity that the pioneers printed to their homes and are presented with extraordinary harmony in the city landscape coastal.

Another area of ​​interest is the city’s waterfront, between Manuel Señoret and Santa María Avenue where the Plaza de las Banderas, the Croatian park and the Parque del Recuerdo are located. The Selknam Hunter Monument and the municipal cemetery are also worth a visit, in the latter, are families of the first Croatian immigrants.

Special mention deserves the viewpoint located in the southern area of ​​Porvenir, from which you can enjoy an excellent panoramic view of the city. In the same sector is Casa de Piedra, a walk through a part of Chilota Bay, where you can see specimens of coastal birds.

Porvenir is the city with more inhabitants on the island Tierra del Fuego, a quiet place that will surely captivate you.

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You must consider that even though stores are opened all day, some stores in rural locations take a break for lunch between 1:00 and 3:00 PM.

We also recommend bringing Chilean pesos, most of all for buying basic needs. Some stores accept credit and debit cards but it is not common in all of them.

In an emergency case, to contact Chilean police (Carabineros de Chile) you must dial 133 from every fixed phone and/or mobile phone.

Before your trip, you must have in mind the clothing that you’re going to pack because Patagonia is very cold and extremely windy, warm clothes are fundamental.