Trip Planner:   South America  /  Chile  /  Magallanes Region  /  Punta Arenas  /  Sightseeing  /  Monumento al Ovejero

Monumento al Ovejero, Punta Arenas

(4.1/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan your visit to Monumento al Ovejero and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Punta Arenas trip itinerary builder.
Create a full Punta Arenas itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Punta Arenas

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Punta Arenas by other users

17 days in Chilean Patagonia BY A USER FROM GERMANY June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Chilean Patagonia BY A USER FROM CANADA September, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Lima, Chilean Patagonia & Santiago BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Argentina & Chile BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, culture, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 57 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 42 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Chile BY A USER FROM CHILE February, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 45 days in Chile BY A USER FROM CANADA March, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Chilean Patagonia BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 48 days in South America BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 38 days in Peru, Bolivia & Chile BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Punta Arenas BY A USER FROM GERMANY February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Sculpture in the area, not protruding in my opinion, is not an attractive which generate an impact to stay long.
    View original
  • You city or walk down the Avenue of Bulmes and watching from a distance and in any direction an impressive metal sculpture representing a horse with a beautiful head and great elegance, it is easy to find and very eye-pleasing, in addition to what represents
    View original
  • The photo that can not miss on your visit to punta Arenas. It is located in one of the city's main avenue. This monument is dedicated to puppy worker of patagonia
    View original
Google
  • muito bacana!
  • My happy child on a sheep.
    View original
  • A safety pin. Especially if it is snowy. A local show and symbol of the city.
    View original
  • Stop undisputed if you visit Punta Arenas
    View original
  • Launched on 18 February 1944 by the President of the Republic Juan Antonio Ríos, it is symbolic and representative of Punta Arenas monument. Not so much because the puppy, but what of the says one of our most precious vates, the poet José Grimaldi Acotto, some of whose verses around the monument. Quote: "is not the gaucho's pampas/or the cowboy of the Prairie/No is the huaso, nor is the charro / the Shepherd of my land. / is the living symbol / thrust and the patience / against the wind that it curte.../y the silence that tightens it."
    View original