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Monumento al Ovejero, Coyhaique

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A city landmark, Monumento al Ovejero is a granite monument depicting a shepherd walking with his herd of sheep, a horse, and a dog. Throughout history, shepherds traditionally served as the pillars of local community, and their herds provided a major source of income for the entire region. Take your camera along and mount the horse or one of the sheep for a fantastic photo opportunity. To visit Monumento al Ovejero and other attractions in Coyhaique, use our Coyhaique vacation route planner.
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  • It is very interesting to be able to appreciate this work. Since it represents what is patagonia. I recommend sitting down and thinking of those men who are part of the history of our country and its work.
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  • No one can go from coyhaique without visiting this place, a classic of the photographs, now this refurbished and great place to go with kids
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  • A very beautiful square with a monument to the Shepherd. It can be shared quietly with family or just by hanging out...
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  • This monument is beautiful all the symbolism that holds and in the particular case of Coyhaique by the beautiful surroundings in which it is erected. The monument was donated by the city of Punta Arenas, on 1-4-1962 is inaugurated and replace this one, done in granite, which is in that city, today, made of bronze. Monument a genuine country man exalts the values of the Shepherd, so common in both cities, and for its design posed: Abel Oyarzún, together with his horse Santiago and their dogs Black and brave, which were immortalized. In Punta Arenas it happens also that the monument is famous not so much for the puppy itself, but for what he wrote the poet José Grimaldi Acotto, who much later would inspire this world famous symbol of the Patagonian. Quote: "is not the gaucho's pampas / or the cowboy of the Prairie / it is not the huaso nor is the charro / the Shepherd of my land." "It is the living symbol / thrust and the patience/against the wind that tanned it / and the silence that tightens it."
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  • The place is nice
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  • Very nice environment, tradition is to take a picture in this monument
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  • Beautiful place. Tourists pass by there!
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  • More than twenty years ago visited this wonderful city and I was enchanted by its unique landscape, its splendorous warmth and care that I had at the Los Nires hotel, which I still keep an adhesive. When I visited the House of culture, impressed me the guide that I attended, for its beauty and warmth (I was already married and even). Taught me among many things, the Shepherd monument it is natural and Cohiaique and also remnants of the fire are kept too big has memories in the Southern Cone (not is if worldwide) which at the beginning of the 1900, the settlers wanted to make their way between the native forest and then lost control of the fire. Also showed me the first machine packing machine of beer, which had at that then a circular piece of 3 meters in diameter which is packed and covered the beers. I will always keep those beautiful memories of my trip to this wonderful land. Thanks and greetings to that beautiful little girl
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