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Address: Punta Arenas, Chile

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW 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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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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222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
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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UK
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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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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Walking distance form the main square, this cemetery is an attraction point in Punta Arenas. We were not disappointed. We enjoyed strolling around and seeing the old mausoleums despite the rain. Well kept and preserved.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

One of the most beautiful cemeteries I have visited. Check out the dates on the graves. I went on my way back to the airport and wish I budgeted more time to see. I don't quite remember the entrance fee ($5 maybe), but there's a booklet and DVD with the included.

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A must in any visit to Punta Arenas. I have read this cemetery was one of ten most beatiful in the world, and I can understand why. Here ther is part of the history of this fabulous region with most of the people who made this region involved here. Very nice graveyards, nice monuments and very curious cypresses all around,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

an interest collection of architecture and mausoleums. The unexpected landscaping is intriguing as well. Menendez and Braun both rest here. Their resting sites tell a lot about these two figures. Reading the inscriptions is educational and entertaining. I was intrigued by the multi-story 'condos' at one end of the place... worth at least a quick visit to get the flavour... More 

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