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Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez Museum

A very interesting house in the heart of Punta Arenas. Much of the furnishings came from either the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
R2502HRmikem
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El Chalten, Argentina
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Interesting museum.....and its free!

Nice old mansion and period furnishings that give some insight as to how people lived "back in the... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
JohnandJaneS
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Elmira, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting house in the heart of Punta Arenas. Much of the furnishings came from either the U.K. or Europe. Clearly, the Menendez family were very wealthy family and very cleverly increased their standing and their power base by carefully managed marriages. A worthwhile...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank R2502HRmikem
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Nice old mansion and period furnishings that give some insight as to how people lived "back in the day".

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed June 11, 2018

But it is probably worth a few pesos to take a quick peek at how the wealthy sheep ranch owners lived in the day.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank georgek391
Reviewed May 7, 2018

This free museum is located in a former mansion. You can view the opulent lifestyle of the Menendez family from a century ago. It is very reminiscent of the mansions in Newport, USA. There is an interesting collection of furniture and paintings on the main...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Barheat
Reviewed April 28, 2018

Well preserved mansion donated to community that provides free entry for all visitors. Comprehensive English translation guide offered on entry that enhanced my visit and ensured I enjoyed all aspects of the 3 parts of the museum - the well furnished front rooms from the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank GwenH_12
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Nice collection of turn-of-the-20th-century furniture. Make sure to include the basement installation.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank kcal23
Reviewed March 15, 2018

. This opulent home celebrates the marriage of two wealthiest families in Punta. Enjoy the ceilings and floors, the variety of French art nouveau period pieces, and try to overlook the cracked and peeling wallpaper. Going out the back door, explore the basement servant quarters....More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank lovetotravel1492
Reviewed March 13, 2018

This museum is located a block from the main square. Admission is free. You must check in your large bag at the entrance and wear booties over your shoes to preserve the floors. Inside is several cool rooms with beautiful parquet floors and Sara Braun...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Look at the time schedule, the center closes on Tuesdays, not what one is expecting. So, we were not able to see it.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank mairamarques
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a Mansion home with lots of period authentic furnishings. It has free admittance. It will not take you long to walkthrough it on your own.

Date of experience: February 2018
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