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Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez

Hernando de Magallanes 949, Punta Arenas 6200859, Chile
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Lovely Old Mansion

Gives you a great idea about how they lived in the old days. They don't speak english at the desk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Petoskey, Michigan
Better than I expected

The rooms are quite set up well. The mansion was built around the same time as the Biltmore House... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
Karl F
South Carolina
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Hernando de Magallanes 949, Punta Arenas 6200859, Chile
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gives you a great idea about how they lived in the old days. They don't speak english at the desk, so be prepared to put covers over your shoes as they don't want street shoes in the museum. It took me forever to figure out...More

Thank dre51
Reviewed 27 December 2017

The rooms are quite set up well. The mansion was built around the same time as the Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina, USA, and it was interesting to compare the architecture and interior design on a much smaller scale, but same historical time. Don't...More

Thank Karl F
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Much more interesting that Sara Brown's house, the cultural center has many rooms preserved as used to be back then, also includes a nice history section, from the first life forms till our days.

1  Thank CosminF
Reviewed 1 December 2017

This museum has three parts, the front house displays the original furniture of the house of a very wealthy family, the back is more an archaeological museum, and finally the basement has some of the original furniture of the service quarters and the kitchen (this...More

1  Thank Alfonso F
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Both my partner and I love history and architecture, so this was a lot of fun for us. The home is beautiful and the staff is helpful and nice. They have a tour book in English to describe things in the house, which is very...More

1  Thank wearecured
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Known as the Museo Regional de Magallanes, it is worth spending time to explore. It is far more complete and furnished than the Sara Braun mansion which is just around the corner.

Thank DrillerBurlington
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Some of the 19th century immigrants to Punta Arenas really made good. This mansion is beautiful inside and gives a brilliant impression of a way of life that has disappeared for ever.

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Very well maintained home. Interesting to see how the decor of the period made it from Europe all the way to the end of the world. English guidebook and it was free. Can't beat that!

Thank HoustonMissionTrip
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Braun Menedez's mansion as it was when the family was living there. Fantastic architecture and furniture. Like traveling in time.

Thank marcosdesdezurich
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is an excellent free museum walking distance from plaza de armas. They have nice brochure in spanish and English which explains each room and artifact. The rooms are in original decor and tell a lot of the period. The artifacts and their history is...More

Thank TJm0m0306
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