Monumento al Ovejero, Punta Arenas

Admire the simple artistry and homely message of Monumento al Ovejero, a sculpture that acts as a tribute to the agricultural heritage of the nation. Created by artist Francisco Campo Torrealba in 1944, the sculpture depicts 12 life-size figures in bronze. The scene is of a shepherd holding the reins of his horse that follows behind him, and a whip that guides the sheep huddled in front. Inspired by verses written by poet Joseph Grimaldi Acotto, the statue is a fitting monument to the agricultural and artistic heritage of Chile. With our international travel planner, Punta Arenas attractions like Monumento al Ovejero can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I enjoyed the monument but only because I was taken there by the guide. If given the chance to tour on my own, I’d probably not have visited. I recommend stopping if it’s on the way but not making a s...  more »
  • The monument itself is beautiful, can be seen as a shepherd guides his sheep with the help of his dog and horse. A must-see stop open to the public 24 hours a day. also the environment is quite nice view
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  • This visit is in Punta Arenas, represents the history of the city and its people. A monument that you should visit and photograph.
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  • Tipical place to visit un Punta Arenas
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  • Really wonderful site of postcards and forced selfie. Although there is no parking you can do it on streets or service station. It has magic and growing legend, which goes up to the horse in that monument remains in Punta Arenas. Others say that you get marriage here or will return someday. It could enlighten or improve the environment although not needed to shine by their fame.
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  • Stop for a cute picture!
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