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Day 6 - Falkland Islands - Islas Malvinas

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Port Stanley is a picturesque town of about 1700 people. Brightly coloured roofs contrast strikingly with the greys and browns of the surrounding hills. The town is named after Lord Stanley, Secretary of State for the Colonies 1841-1844.

ABOUT PORT STANLEY
Your first point of call should be the newly completed Jetty Centre (they call Public Jetty to their small harbour). For anyone interested in history, a visit to Stanley will be a rich and rewarding experience. A maritime history trail around the harbour leads you to famous wrecks. Old stone cottages mingle houses -the amazing Jubilee Villas in the picrure- a piece of British Victorian suburbia in the South Atlantic and the Chelsea Pensioners houses in Pioneer row (brought here in the late 1840's). Your visit would not be complete without a visit to the museum in Holdfast Road which is packed with a huge variety of exhibits ranging from an 1896 Symphonium to whalebones. 

 

PLACES OF INTEREST

Christ Church Cathedral
Constructed in 1892, this large brick and stone cathedral contains traditional stained-glass windows. The Whalebone Arch also stands on Ross Road, adjacent to the cathedral. This unusual monument was erected in 1933 to celebrate 100 years of British Rule.

Battle Of The Falklands Memorial
Another memorial, for a different war, commemorates a naval battle fought during WW1. The memorial stands on Ross Road, a little way past Government House.

1982 War Memorial
This locally designed monument on Ross Road is dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives in the 3-month conflict. The names and divisions of the British troops and the Islanders who perished are inscribed on the granite stone.

Falkland Island Museum
Located just off the main Ross Road, past Government House, this relatively new attraction resembles a family house more than a modern museum. Once inside however visitors will discover a multitude of unique and unusual exhibits befitting the island’s turbulent past and natural history. The friendly and hospitable curators and staff will relish the opportunity to explain the history or origins of any exhibit.

Gypsy Cove
The nearest Penguin Colony to Port Stanley is located at Gypsy Cove. You can have a close up view of the Magellanic Penguins that breed there. The number of penguins can vary greatly throughout the season, from just a few in the early summer to approximately 100 at peak season. Visitors can walk among the nesting birds who appear quite unperturbed by human presence. The cove is about 1 ½ hours walk from Port Stanley, though most visitors opt for the 20-minute taxi ride.

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