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Monumento al Ovejero, Punta Arenas
Categories: Monuments, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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Todo visitante se toma una fotografìa en este monumento al Ovejero, tiene un hermosa vista en su entorno, màs aùn cuando a nevadoEvery visitor takes a photograph in this monument to the Shepherd, it has a beautiful view in your environment, even more when to nevadoshow original
Es la postal tradicional de punta arenas, hay mucho viento por lo tanto la foto debe ser rápida pero ser hermosaIs the traditional postcard of punta arenas, there is much wind therefore photo must be fast but be beautifulshow original
Es solo una estatua en la mitad de la nada .... es algo donde ir solo si está en el camino, la típica foto. Creo que le falta mucho por explotar, esto tiene más que ver con la historia de la zona.It's just a statue in the middle of nowhere... is something where only go if you are on the road, the typical photo. I think that it lacks much to exploit, this has more to do with the history of the area.show original
Juan Carlos Toledo ParraA safety pin. Especially if it is snowy. A local show and symbol of the city.show original
Carlos Faundez CabelloStop undisputed if you visit Punta Arenasshow original
Jorge SpicelLaunched 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."show original
David Olave VásquezRepresentative monument of the region. Personally, I figured that it would be larger, but the design is very beautiful and characteristic.show original
Javier muñozmissing step pedestrian to cross the Avenue bulnes in sector of the monumentshow original
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