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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  • October 7, 2017
    One of the spots to visit on a tour of Punta Arenas. A Basque last name pastor is what inspires the human figure. The rest of the set is odd.
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  • October 5, 2017
    It is a monument that can be visited at any time of the day or night. There's not much to do in this place, but it's worth to meet him. The artwork was very well made. Nice site!
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  • October 3, 2017
    This monument is constantly visited by Chilean and foreign tourists from other regions, in which appears the Shepherd lowering his sheep, located in Bulnes Street. Not to be missed visit in the Magellan region.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Un lindo lugar para ir a conocer.
  • May 9, 2017
    Tipical place to visit un Punta Arenas
  • July 22, 2017
    This beatiful
  • June 7, 2017
    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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  • June 17, 2017
    Nice place, typical of Punta Arenas. It is very close to the cemetery so you can walk from there. It is only one block.
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