Whalebone Arch

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

On the small grassy square next to Christ Church Cathedral, the Whalebone Arch was built in 1933 to commemorate the centenary of British rule in the Falklands. Made from the jawbones of two blue whales, it was presented by the South Georgia whaling stations.

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1. Christ Church Cathedral

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The great peat slip of 1886, a landslide which killed two people and damaged numerous buildings, wiped out Stanley’s Holy Trinity Church. The foundation…

4. 1982 Falklands War Memorial

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In front of the Secretariat on Ross Rd, this wall carries the names of the 252 British military personnel and three Falklands civilians who died in the…

5. Cross of Sacrifice

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Stanley's cemetery is fronted by the Cross of Sacrifice, a memorial to islanders who lost their lives in WWI and WWII.

6. Government House

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Perhaps Stanley’s most photographed landmark, rambling Government House has been home to London-appointed governors since 1845 and was briefly occupied by…

7. 1914 Battle of the Falklands Memorial

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This obelisk, just past Government House, commemorates a WWI naval engagement. On December 8, 1914, nine British ships, refueling in Stanley, quickly…