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Museo Regional De Magallanes

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Address: Hernando de Magallanes 949, Punta Arenas 6200859, Chile
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(56-61) 244216

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A must in Punta Arenas

Interesting place where you can known a bit more of the history of this remote place in the planet. Is one of the top 10 of the city for sure!

Reviewed 8 June 2016
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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400 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This is also known as the Braun-Menendez museum and, as far as I a could see, there were no descriptions in English. The building itself is interesting in its own right, but half of the museum covers the history of the area, which was wholly in Spanish. It is located adjacent to the Plaza de Armas; entry is free and... More 

Thank mikesierra
Punta Arenas
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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Interesting place where you can known a bit more of the history of this remote place in the planet. Is one of the top 10 of the city for sure!

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New York City, New York
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316 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Museo Magellan has some interesting things of Magellan and the rooms inside have a look from that time period. It is worth checking out.

Buderim, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

we were here on a sunday so it was free admission. this was a interesting place to see the history of the region ahich was good. Worth a visit

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Reviewed 8 February 2016

Punta Arena's history is perfectly depicted with this mansion, built in the early twentieth century by the french architect Antoine Beaulier.

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Victoria, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

This is a free museum / heritage site that has been restored and is setting up for more improvements. If you want a lot of good information about the area and how Punta Arenas got started, you can't overlook the wool baron that helped create the city.

Thank Michaël D
Quebec City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Some neat info on local/regional history. Worth a quick visit if you have a couple hours to burn but not worth going out of your way to see unless you want to have a good chuckle at some pretty botched embalming jobs on condors and other regional fauna.

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Orange County, California
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

It is a very interesting museum housed in the mansion of the Braun- Menendez family that made their wealth with livestock & trading. Their lives were intricately related to the development of the area that is called Patagonia. There are more or less three parts to the museum. Most of the upstairs showing the rooms and the furnishings of this... More 

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Reviewed 5 June 2015

This museum started out as a mansion but was transformed into a museum. It show the life of the family. You can see the progress economically,socially and how people were influnced durning that time. It is an interesting history of this area in Patagonia.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2015

The museum has wide variety of exhibits including both nature and history of Punta Arenas and Patagonia in General. This is the must-to-see museum to learn about Patagonia.

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