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Monumento al Ovejero, Punta Arenas

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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.
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  • This was the starting point for our walking tour of Punta Arenas. Nice monument to the shepards who made a large contribution to the early settling of the region. If making this tour or just walking a...  more »
  • This statue is a very good essence of the Patagonian landscape. The sheep is one of the few visible inhabitants of the Pampas, so naturally, the shepherd used to be a very popular occupation. The stat...  more »
  • It is a neat statue. Near the cemetary or if you walk to the pier you will probably pass it like us. Great for photos. Sturdy statues for great pictures on a horse or sheep  more »
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  • Tipical place to visit un Punta Arenas
  • I thought it was bigger, but it is life-size. Lack beautify a little access, arrange the ravages time has left on the sculptures, but very nice. Recommended
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  • Typical monument of Magellan icon of tourism in honor Shepherd hard man from Patagonia posed nude for the Shepherd Abel oyarzun which rest in peace
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  • Nice place, typical visit if you go to Punta Arenas... It is near the cemetery also, that is one of the most beautiful in Chile.
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  • Beautiful monument. Representative of the region and a good place to get a souvenir photo.
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