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Address: Punta Arenas, Chile

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Amazing view into the 19th century.

I was NOT there in 2014 but that was the oldest selection in the menu. A visit to the PA cementerio is all about seeing the incredibly lavish mausoleums of the "wool barons... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I was NOT there in 2014 but that was the oldest selection in the menu. A visit to the PA cementerio is all about seeing the incredibly lavish mausoleums of the "wool barons." It may sound macabre, and perhaps a bit dull, but it's far from it. Just seeing the opulence gives you a view into just how well-off these... More 

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Punta Arenas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a MUST in Punta Arenas, for sure one of the most beautiful cemetery of the world. the shaped pine trees are very well trimmed and gives an amazing look to the narrow corridors all around the place.

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Dorset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Came to Punta Arenas on a cruise ship. I thought someone was joking when they suggested visiting the cemetery, but it really is very interesting. The history of European settlement in Chile is here. Virtually every country represented, not just with settlers, but also those killed in shipwrecks going around the Cape. The cemetery is also inter-denominational, with each religion... More 

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Some tombstone are very big, very artistic and very well taken care of by the family whose ancestors are buried there. That represent a part of the history of the city, and it is moving to visit this site.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

A Nice place to wander round, beautiful landscape with sculpted trees give it a unusual look, lots of interesting graves and mausoleums, look for the unknown Indian statue, to whom supernatural healing powers are attributed worth a visit.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

You'll gain a sense of Punta Arenas history by walking through its large Cementerio Municipal. Gravesites range from simple monuments with flowers to ornate family tombs, including the wealthy ranchers Sara Braun and Jose Menendez. Many larger tombs include photographs and memorabilia. The variety of family names you see reflects European and South American heritage from the 1800’s and 1900’s:... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

From city center square it is a very pleasant walk to the graveyard and the family mausoleums that dot this area. See the many different designs and statutes here, not as fancy as Buenos Aires but worth the walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The shrubbery was magnificent. well sculpted pine trees that did not look like pine tree until further inspection. Beautiful graves, many built like many small mansions. Very close to rivaling the one in Buenos Aires,,

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Fortson, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

On Friday 12/26 as part of a cruise excursion on our way to Antarctica, my wife & I visited this extraordinary cemetery. Unfortunately, our tour didn't begin to leave enough time to wander/explore this extraordinary place. Although we've been to a number of scenic, unusual cemeteries around the world, this was the best, by far. Architecturally, the graves & mausoleums... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We visited as part of our day excursion in Punta Arenas There is an entrance fee but this was a part of our overall charge so I don’t know how much it is. We each received a booklet and DVD. The DVD is in Spanish and English and gives a brief history of the cemetery, its first burial in 1894,... More 

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Address: Address: Punta Arenas, Chile
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Magallanes Region  >  Punta Arenas

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