Cementerio Municipal, Punta Arenas

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Must see · Cemetery · Tourist Spot
Pay your respects to some of Chile's best-known historical figures at Cementerio Municipal. Established in 1894, the immaculately maintained cemetery houses the remains the Menendez-Montes, Braun Hamburger, and Blanchard family members. Wander around the solemn grounds and appreciate the work that has gone into the elaborate headstones, which commemorate Chileans of remarkable wealth. Use our Punta Arenas driving holiday app to visit Cementerio Municipal on your trip to Punta Arenas, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This municipal cemetery in Punta Arenas is worth a visit for any traveler. One will get to see several unique mausoleums in the midst of beautiful landscape. Easy to get to using a local taxi from...  more »
  • Very interesting ...guide books say take a look. I was doubtful but it is very educational to see how Chileans make death a part of life, visiting rels with a picnic on Sundays  more »
  • Good for a quick wander around. Some interesting tombs but nothing very special. A bit too modern in most areas to be of interest.
  • Very impressive. Very quiet and peaceful. It's lovely to see the place is still being maintained by cemetery staff and families.
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