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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  • October 4, 2017
    Extremely well maintained, demonstrating how it was at the time in which they lived the old owner. A rich experience. Free admission.
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  • September 29, 2017
    Despite a major transport hub, the Strait of Magellan, was surprising and a sober House. It is fairly sober collection. What is the ends of the Earth. I felt the loneliness. Free of charge.
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  • September 20, 2017
    The House is is luxurious. Of an important family of the city, the interesting thing is the exhibition that tells the story of the region of Patagonia. How did the colonization of Patagonia. Interesting to know that Magellan, before discovering the Strait that bears your name made a stop in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco. Worth the visit.
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  • March 31, 2017
    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
  • June 3, 2016
    Excellent museum! Lovely and beautiful. It keeps its original furniture and other things.
  • June 27, 2017
    OTHER icons of Punta Arenas. It is easy to observe and differentiate it in the city
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  • May 27, 2017
    Nice place to meet
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  • December 7, 2016
    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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