One of the most sumptuous residencies owned by the pioneer Braun Menéndez family today houses the Magallanes Regional Museum.
Crossing the threshold of the splendid Braun Menéndez residence, situated in the historical shell, may turn into a journey to the origins of the city. At present, this is the building that houses the Magallanes Regional Museum which in turn shelters a complete collection of objects related to the origins of Punta Arenas.
Not only does this neat display that includes everything from the first geographical discoveries to the mid XXth century give testimony of the various stages in urban population but it also shows the cultural diversity in the Magallanes region.
Thus, a tour through its rooms shows the social, cultural, economic and political features and customs marked by the first southern peoples
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Duration: 1 hour.
Timetables: From May to September: Mondays thru Sundays from 10.30am to 2pm. From October to April: Mondays thru Saturdays from 10.30am to 5pm, Sundays and holidays from 10.30am to 2pm.
Recommendations: The Magallanes Regional Museum also treasures the Fell and Marazzi archeological collections, as well as important biographical, ethnographic and photographic collections that turn this institution into a usual source for archeologists, historians and researchers.
Contact: Regional de Magallanes
Magallanes 949 (6200000) Punta Arenas, XII Región, Chile Tel: +56 61-2244216
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The Braun Family
They were the protagonists of the history of the pioneers. Today, their palaces are two of the most representative places as regards the architecture and the past of the city.