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Museo, Punta Arenas

4.5
#3 of 11 in Museums in Magallanes Region
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Learn about the cultural and natural heritage of Chile at Museo. First inspired by Salesian missionaries in 1893, the extensive museum takes you on a historical journey through the country. Check out the museum's ethnological section, starting with exhibits about the oldest known inhabitants of the land, moving on to issues regarding colonialism and religion, and eventually covering current day issues. You can also visit the museum's archeological, historical, and wildlife exhibitions to develop a fuller understanding of the region. Plan to see Museo and other attractions that appeal to you using our Punta Arenas trip itinerary maker.
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4.6
  • Well laid out on several floors. Ground floor was mainly stuffed animals, not sure I approve of this, but that's my choice. Next level was an overview of the habitat of the indigenous people and the m...  more »
  • It was a really pleasant surprise to see CMDR Stokes' memorial cross here. Remember without his death, Robert FitzRoy would not have commanded the Beagle AND Mr Darwin would not have made his voyage o...  more »
  • Founded by the Salesian missionaries, this museum provides an overview of the history and the habitat and culture of the indigenous people who inhabited the area. Highlights include native tools, jewe...  more »
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  • This museum is spectacular, it is a required step if you explore the Punta Arenas, I highlight the peoples originating in Patagonia ethnographic collection. The souvenir shop is very full and with good prices.
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  • Expanded to a fourth room, I missed the patagones gods real scale of yesteryear. Expensive for the low maintenance giving it to taxidermy.
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  • Very interesting
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  • Interesting Museum. One of the best of Patagonia
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  • Excellent Museum, very complete, one of the best I've seen, yoda the history of patagonia, flora and fauna
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Where to stay in Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas boasts a huge selection of hotel options within its bustling sprawl, which range from low-key restored manors and homes to modern lodges and high-rises packed with amenities. You'll find an array of mid-range accommodations in the city's downtown area, within a few blocks of the waterfront and river. This gives you easy access to many of the city's most popular attractions and places to visit. However, Punta Arenas features very few true budget accommodations due to the large tourist industry and huge influx of cruise ship passengers that frequent town.
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