Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez, Punta Arenas

4.6
#4 of 11 in Museums in Magallanes Region
The former residence of one of the pioneers in sheep cattle raising, Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez features a lavish interior full of European furniture, paintings, sculptures, marble fireplaces, and crystal chandeliers. Consult a guidebook in English and take a self-guided tour of this luxurious 1903 mansion, which also houses a regional museum. The mansion, with all its original furniture and ornaments, was declared national monument in 1974, even before it became the property of the state in 1983. When you finish the tour of the first floor, check out the servants' quarters in the basement. Arrange to visit Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez and other attractions in Punta Arenas using our Punta Arenas day trip planning app .
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  • It seems to me that it is the best symbol of Magellan's early 20th century opulence. Impressed with the paintings in the sky and salons. Not to be missed
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  • The rooms are quite set up well. The mansion was built around the same time as the Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina, USA, and it was interesting to compare the architecture and interior des...  more »
  • Beautiful place with a wide variety of furniture and information that allows you to learn from the history of Punta Arenas, free
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  • Excellent museum, a fascinating view into a pretty spectacular building. We stumbled onto this by accident while walking around Punta Arenas. Very interesting, also the piece about settlers in the area is very good.
  • It's pretty and original, lot of information provided. But nothing to special. Good to spend a lazy afternoon because it's for free as well
  • Excellent museum! Lovely and beautiful. It keeps its original furniture and other things.
  • A great Museum to learn about the history of the place, the elites and also of those who worked for the richer, because the well-organized Museum presents the areas where they exercised their functions.
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  • Very nice
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