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Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez

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Address: Hernando de Magallanes 949, Punta Arenas 6200859, Chile
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A must-see in Punto Arenas

Known as the Museo Regional de Magallanes, it is worth spending time to explore. It is far more complete and furnished than the Sara Braun mansion which is just around the corner.

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Burlington, Canada
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Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Known as the Museo Regional de Magallanes, it is worth spending time to explore. It is far more complete and furnished than the Sara Braun mansion which is just around the corner.

Thank DrillerBurlington
Fribourg, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Some of the 19th century immigrants to Punta Arenas really made good. This mansion is beautiful inside and gives a brilliant impression of a way of life that has disappeared for ever.

Thank Kathleen M
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Very well maintained home. Interesting to see how the decor of the period made it from Europe all the way to the end of the world. English guidebook and it was free. Can't beat that!

Thank HoustonMissionTrip
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Braun Menedez's mansion as it was when the family was living there. Fantastic architecture and furniture. Like traveling in time.

Thank marcosdesdezurich
washington dc
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is an excellent free museum walking distance from plaza de armas. They have nice brochure in spanish and English which explains each room and artifact. The rooms are in original decor and tell a lot of the period. The artifacts and their history is fascinating. Highly recommended!

Thank TJm0m0306
Punta Gorda, Florida
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

This museum is in the middle of the center of town. It is free and its is very nice. It was originally the home of one of the forefathers of the city. It is beautifully maintained and gives the visitor a very nice overview of the city and its history.

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

At this place you can get an idea how the people lives at that time. The place is in good condition and at one part of the place the explain you the history about Pta. Arenas, first expeditions and how the business of this families started.

Thank leytoncamila
Georgetown, Texas
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

I visited this home while walking around the city. Staff does not speak much English, but I finally got the message that I had to wear booties on my shoes to protect the floors. This is an old mansion built in 1900. The owners were a very rich family and the house and interior shows it. Beautiful windows and skylights.... More 

Thank kruemcke
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Former late 1800's French Renaissance mansion of the Braun-Menendez family. Best collection of period furnishings I've ever seen in over 276 countries. Entrance is free. Photos are forbidden. What's particularly remarkable about this home, in addition to the really beautiful architecture, well preserved, is that it is filled with the original artifacts from the home - not things that the... More 

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

We visited this unique historical place while we were waiting for our tour of Antarctica. This place gives you an appreciation of the unique history of Punta Areas and how the rich lived back in history. Well worth the time and it is FREE!!!!

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