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Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez

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Address: Hernando de Magallanes 949, Punta Arenas 6200859, Chile
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Shore Excursion: Private Fuerte Bulnes and Punta Arenas City Tour
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Historic home with original furnishings

I visited this home while walking around the city. Staff does not speak much English, but I finally got the message that I had to wear booties on my shoes to protect the floors... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Georgetown, Texas
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Georgetown, Texas
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98 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this home while walking around the city. Staff does not speak much English, but I finally got the message that I had to wear booties on my shoes to protect the floors. This is an old mansion built in 1900. The owners were a very rich family and the house and interior shows it. Beautiful windows and skylights.... More 

Thank kruemcke
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Former late 1800's French Renaissance mansion of the Braun-Menendez family. Best collection of period furnishings I've ever seen in over 276 countries. Entrance is free. Photos are forbidden. What's particularly remarkable about this home, in addition to the really beautiful architecture, well preserved, is that it is filled with the original artifacts from the home - not things that the... More 

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

We visited this unique historical place while we were waiting for our tour of Antarctica. This place gives you an appreciation of the unique history of Punta Areas and how the rich lived back in history. Well worth the time and it is FREE!!!!

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Galway, Ireland.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

This place is worth a visit. Entry is free and it doesn't take long. It will pass an hour for you as there isn't much else to do in Punta Arenas.

Thank Gar77
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

This is a place where one can get an idea of how things used to be in the old time. It is interesting to see the collection of diverse objects reflecting the history of the area back in the early days...even a part of the house is dedicated to the history of the native people living there and now almost... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

This free museum is so well maintained. The information booklet in English is great. The staff are very knowledgable and friendly.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Furniture and artwork is very interesting. You can see how the rich lived there long ago. Some of the rooms are easy get to and see; some very restricted because of the locations of the entrances.

Thank HLAtlanta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

It may not look open, but go up the front stairs and check the door. Upon entering someone will give you cotton booties to put over your shoes and you're off. If you don't speak Spanish be sure to ask for the info booklet in your language and don't miss the basement which it accessed through the back.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

This was no ordinary home. The historical aspect ranged from the items in the house to the importance of the port prior to the Panama Canal which put the prosperous shipping companies out of business. The home has innovations that were extraordinary for the era and location. Well done and not to be missed.

Thank J D B
Port Orford, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

This beautiful home from the turn of the last century highlights the wealth of the family that built it and reminds you that before the Panama Canal all boats passing from East Coast to West Coast had to pass through the straits of Magellan and stop and refuell and restock, which made for a lot of local wealth. What's remarkable... More 

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