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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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Probably the best museum in Punta Arenas!

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Radmrjg
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Galway, Ireland.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

This place is worth a visit. Entry is free and it doesn't take long. It will pass an hour for you as there isn't much else to do in Punta Arenas.

Thank Gar77
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

This is a place where one can get an idea of how things used to be in the old time. It is interesting to see the collection of diverse objects reflecting the history of the area back in the early days...even a part of the house is dedicated to the history of the native people living there and now almost... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

This free museum is so well maintained. The information booklet in English is great. The staff are very knowledgable and friendly.

Thank mlanibasson

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