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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 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 monument that must obligatorily visit by typical photos, but offers no interest. In addition it is away from the Center but you can easily be in collective locomotion
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  • This sculpture is true it is not of great size and beauty extreme, but it has something that makes you log in and imagine as they were earlier times when arriving at the place the locals lived from this office
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  • muito bacana!
  • My happy child on a sheep.
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  • A safety pin. Especially if it is snowy. A local show and symbol of the city.
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  • Stop undisputed if you visit Punta Arenas
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  • 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."
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