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Salesian Museum, Punta Arenas
(4.2/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Learn about the cultural and natural heritage of Chile at Salesian Museum. 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 Salesian Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Punta Arenas trip itinerary maker.
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  • even if this museum remained a little in its own juice, it is very well documented about wildlife, and especially to indigenous communities and their disappearance. Naturalized animals are a bit dusty, but very realistic, we also see the importance of the Church in this area and at this time.
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  • It is probably the most comprehensive Museum on the history of the region, as well as the flora and fauna of the area. Among other things, emphasizes its remarkable collection on indigenous populations of the area. A detail is there to worry about going over time, since it has many rooms.
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  • The Museum is very full, about the fauna of the place, of the history of the region of Magallanes, has replicas of animals 1:1 scale. The only problem is that the entry can not pay with credit card. But it is highly recommended if you want to know more the area.
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