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“Very cool”

Cementerio Municipal
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Shore Excursion: Private Fuerte Bulnes and Punta Arenas City Tour
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“Very cool”
Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

Gives the cementary in Recoleta, Buenos Aires a run for its money. Very cool place to walk around. Kept up well

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“grand walks”
Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

What a beautifully maintained cemetery with some great tombs. The landscaping is really well maintained. Could have stayed here all day

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“A "Must See" if You Are Interested in the History of Punta Arenas”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

The Cementerio Municipal is about a 20 minute walk from the city center of Punta Arenas but is well worth the effort if you have any interest at all in the history of Punta Arenas. One could spend as little as 20-30 minutes or many hours depending on how in depth your interest is.
I deeply regret that I had not put enough time researching what I could glean from a visit to this site before I arrived in Punta Arenas.
I entered through the side gate on Angamos Street and was overwhelmed by the starkness of the newer graves that were on multiple levels that reminded me of the look of older motels in the U.S. that were built such that each room had outdoor access to the parking lot. Despite my initial negative visceral response to my visual surroundings it became readily apparent that the families and friends of the deceased buried here were being remembered in an active manner manifested by dozens of people who I saw visiting the newer grave sites throughout my visit.
As I walked through this portion on the western perimeter of this extensive site I was then startled by the remarkable contrast in the appearance of the more central portion of the cemetery that had the look and feel of an immaculately maintained formal garden with elaborate topiary of European cypresses creating "avenues" to allow access to the incredible varieties of mausoleums, memorials, tombs, crypts, etc. that can be linked to the history of Punta Arenas and Chilean Patagonia.
There is no admission charge to visit Cementerio Municipal and I could not have been more pleased that I made the effort to see this most unique place that combines the ability to learn about the past and the reassurance that the more recently deceased here in Punta Arenas are still remembered and honored in the present.

Visited November 2012
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Santiago, Chile
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“A truly amazing Chilean landmark”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

If you think Ricoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires is impressive, you should check out his little brother in Punta Arenas which gives it a run for its money!!! The Cemeterio Municipal is impeccably maintained, with perfectly groomed cedar-like bushes strategically placed throughout the property and a wide range of tombs of famous people from the Punta Arenas area. I liked this cemetery better than Ricoleta - more scenic (with the trees), better maintained (no open coffins falling off shelves within the tombs!!!) and equally impressive in terms of the monuments. Highly recommend - this is a must see if you are visiting Punta Arenas!

Visited November 2012
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“Fascinating place”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Beautiful grounds and land scaping , fasinating tombs and crypts. It is a few blocks from the museum which is also worth a visit

Visited September 2012
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