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Address: Punta Arenas, Chile

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The graveyard was fascinating! We had an afternoon free while in town and our hostel suggested visiting. We were there for over an hour and I personally could have stayed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The graveyard was fascinating! We had an afternoon free while in town and our hostel suggested visiting. We were there for over an hour and I personally could have stayed longer. It's such a surreal place. Go when the sun is setting for incredible shadows. It's really quite a special place.

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St. Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We visited the cementerio under the rain and perhaps because of that were the only visitors on site that day. A very baroque site for US standards but very lovely with colorful offerings of flowers and mementos to the dead.

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Foothill Ranch, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The City cemetery dates back to 1894 and it is a true reflection of the history of Punta Arenas. Once we pasted the giant stone portico, we found elaborate tombs and mausoleums marking the final resting place for many of the regions founding families and the last Selk'nam Indian of Tierra del Fuego. The cemetery avenues were lined with cypress... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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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Edmonton
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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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Address: Punta Arenas, Chile
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Magallanes Region  >  Punta Arenas

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