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Fascinating

This was a way to fill in some time on a Sunday when nothing much else was happening in Punta... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robin P
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Unique trees and tombs.

Luckily we had a local guide to point out the interesting history of this place that has... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Aglassortwo
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All reviews buenos aires beautiful cemetery cypress trees loved ones above ground buried here family names peaceful place recoleta cemetery interesting place worth a visit walk around couple of hours nice walk lots of history south america chilli
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a way to fill in some time on a Sunday when nothing much else was happening in Punta Arenas. This is like no other cemetery I’ve ever seen. There is a real mix of ornate elaborate tombs of the wealthy and simple plots...More

Thank Robin P
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Luckily we had a local guide to point out the interesting history of this place that has magnificent mausoleums right down to humble graves. Most striking are the sculptured cypresses that line the main avenues. Be sure to visit the memorial to the Unknown Indian,...More

Thank Aglassortwo
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Nicely manicured 'gumdrop' trees, and old money tombs. Definitely worth a stop if you have an hour or two.

Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 26 July 2018

You will spend between 30 minutes and 1 hour here (it could be more if you are into architecture). It is interesting to take a look at the designs, and the trees are absolutely gorgeous.

Thank Karla G
Reviewed 3 July 2018

A nice place to visit. You can get an idea of how important the Antarctic circle is for Chile by visiting this place.

Thank RCOLLOR
Reviewed 29 June 2018

You can find the history thrue the old european pioneer families resting there . beautifull statues, and long streets inside of old cipress

Thank cbrigando
Reviewed 24 June 2018

There were a several well off families in Punta Arenas at one time as evidenced by some extroardinary mausoleums in this cemetery. It is well worth the visit if you have an hour to kill.

Thank Kintasays
Reviewed 7 May 2018

The Municipal Cemetery reminded me of the Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires. Rich families build lavish crypts for their loved ones. You can wander through the cemetery to admire the architecture and art on display. There are sections for different ethnic groups who colonized the...More

Thank Barheat
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Great variety of designs (especiallly liked the art deco ones)and inscriptions in the cemetery so well worth wandering around for an hour or 2

Thank Gwen H
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Fascinating and lovingly kept cemetery with impressive mausoleums. Includes a very interesting monument to the Indio Desconocido or unknown Indian, who has apparently become an icon to people who pray in his name and seek favors, much like St. Jude in North American Catholic culture;...More

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Regular daytime hours all days. The cemetery is used frequently by locals and we saw a brief service there while waiting for a taxi. Worth the visit since we don't have anything like this in Ontario Canada. Good for two... More
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Response from Judy B | Reviewed this property |
Yes - but it is a longer walk. We hiked everywhere, so it was no problem for us in the downtown area. Even if you walk slowly, it is a worthwhile visit for Canadians who have not seen this type of monumental cemetery.
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