Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez, Punta Arenas

4.5
#4 of 17 in Museums in Magallanes Region
Specialty Museum · Museum
The former residence of one of the pioneers in sheep cattle raising, Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez features a lavish interior full of European furniture, paintings, sculptures, marble fireplaces, and crystal chandeliers. Consult a guidebook in English and take a self-guided tour of this luxurious 1903 mansion, which also houses a regional museum. The mansion, with all its original furniture and ornaments, was declared national monument in 1974, even before it became the property of the state in 1983. When you finish the tour of the first floor, check out the servants' quarters in the basement. Arrange to visit Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez and other attractions in Punta Arenas using our Punta Arenas day trip planning app.
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  • This is a great little museum showcasing on one side the house itself, and on the other side the original inhabitants and the history of the town and the Noruega, Braun and Menendez start and...  more »
  • Put this on your tour list if you enjoy visiting elegant homes of a bygone era. Everything in the home was imported from Europe including the finest marble and wood. The house tour includes the...  more »
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