Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez, Punta Arenas

4.6
#4 of 11 in Museums in Magallanes Region
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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 trip itinerary maker.
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  • It allows to know the lives of the families pioneers who built Punta Arenas and turned it into what it is today. Very nice.
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  • Beautiful travel in the sense of the things that still remain, you can visit the main rooms of the House and even the socalo where vivian the employees and in the latter, an excellent collection there is audio/visual of the aborigines of the area and as they were exterminated. Museum is free, no pictures can be taken with flash and not beyond taking an hour complete visit, is a must-see in Punta Arenas, steps from the square and with locomotion on the door
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  • Both my partner and I love history and architecture, so this was a lot of fun for us. The home is beautiful and the staff is helpful and nice. They have a tour book in English to describe things in th...  more »
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  • 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.
  • OTHER icons of Punta Arenas. It is easy to observe and differentiate it in the city
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  • Nice place to meet
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  • Un.muy is good, very complete Museum, which recounts the glorious past of the business family Braun Menéndez. It is a mansion, which keeps their styles, with original furniture, and several related exhibitions. Fabric slippers, should be used to prevent damage to the wood floor. missed the underground, which contains rooms of the servants, a gigantic kitchen and boilers. It is like entering an episode of Downton Abbey. And the price is ridiculous ($3,000). To all of my liking.
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