Cementerio Municipal
Cementerio Municipal
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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  • hbhakh
    Roanoke, Virginia2,206 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a stop
    We visited the cemetary while on a tour of Punta Arenas. Many of the tombs relate directly to the history of the area. Some of the grave sites are very ornate and impressive. It's worth a visit........the guide definitely helped.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 January 2024
  • ITRT
    44,690 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Public Cemetery in Punta Arenas
    One of the most popular places to visit in Punta Arenas is the Sara Braun Municipal Cemetery. The pathways are lined with cypress trees, chapels, mausoleums, crypts, and tombstones of the wealthy families a well as other societies and groups who were noted for their love of Punta Arenas. Also buried here are settlers including English and Germans, unmarked forgotten graves, and newly buried. On site, there is a large columbarium. When Sara Braun bequeathed the property, the stipulation was that she would be the only deceased person to pass through that portal. Because of her request, the central door is closed, and visitors must enter through a side door. Some of the monuments in the Sara Braun Municipal Cemetery: Portico Monumental (Monumental Porch) were donated by Sara Braun and her father Elias Braun. Construction of this monument began in 1918 and finished in 1923. The Spanish Society of Mutual Aids constructed an art deco monument. Dates to 1899. The Sara Braun Hamburger is a structure with orthodox religious architectonic lines of Eastern Europe and dates to 1916. There is a smaller monument nearby for Sara’s husband. The Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer monument was built to honor this prestigious anthropologist whose death surprised him while he was investigating the Yamana Indians in Novario Islands. Sir Walter died on July 14, 1929. The Kusanovic Family was constructed with the neo-baroques lines and was registered in 1913.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 May 2024
  • nick w
    London, United Kingdom1,294 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and Fascinating
    The cemetery is an amazing window into the history and different nationalities that helped found the city of Punta Arenas. Really well-kept and tree-lined there is a small entry fee. Parking is possible across the street next to the florists.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 May 2024
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nick w
London, UK1,294 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The cemetery is an amazing window into the history and different nationalities that helped found the city of Punta Arenas. Really well-kept and tree-lined there is a small entry fee. Parking is possible across the street next to the florists.
Written 11 May 2024
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ITRT
Virginia44,690 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
One of the most popular places to visit in Punta Arenas is the Sara Braun Municipal Cemetery. The pathways are lined with cypress trees, chapels, mausoleums, crypts, and tombstones of the wealthy families a well as other societies and groups who were noted for their love of Punta Arenas. Also buried here are settlers including English and Germans, unmarked forgotten graves, and newly buried. On site, there is a large columbarium. When Sara Braun bequeathed the property, the stipulation was that she would be the only deceased person to pass through that portal. Because of her request, the central door is closed, and visitors must enter through a side door.
Some of the monuments in the Sara Braun Municipal Cemetery: Portico Monumental (Monumental Porch) were donated by Sara Braun and her father Elias Braun. Construction of this monument began in 1918 and finished in 1923.
The Spanish Society of Mutual Aids constructed an art deco monument. Dates to 1899.
The Sara Braun Hamburger is a structure with orthodox religious architectonic lines of Eastern Europe and dates to 1916. There is a smaller monument nearby for Sara’s husband.
The Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer monument was built to honor this prestigious anthropologist whose death surprised him while he was investigating the Yamana Indians in Novario Islands. Sir Walter died on July 14, 1929.
The Kusanovic Family was constructed with the neo-baroques lines and was registered in 1913.
Written 5 May 2024
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hbhakh
Roanoke, VA2,206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We visited the cemetary while on a tour of Punta Arenas. Many of the tombs relate directly to the history of the area. Some of the grave sites are very ornate and impressive. It's worth a visit........the guide definitely helped.
Written 30 January 2024
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GlobetrottingSwede
Paris, France3,934 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This cemetery is known for its monumental, historic family tombs. A bit surprising to see this type of architecture in a city so remote but well worth a visit.
Written 30 January 2024
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gatorboyOrlando_FL
Orlando, FL472 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Thought that our guide was wasting our time in announcing that we were going to one of the 10 most interesting cemeteries in the world. However it turned out to be a fascinating chapter in Punta Arenas history. Many styles of architecture and very popular with families who respect their ancestors. Was made much more interesting by our guide’s stories Re the “residents “ and their backgrounds. Even more so when we later saw their names in the downtown area on their mansions. Nominal entry fee gets you a brochure with descriptions and locations of the tombs/mausoleums. Graves and structures festooned with flowers and photos/mementos of the deceased. Not your typical tourist stop, but it gives some insight into the history of Punta Arenas and perspective as to its place in South America.
Written 9 March 2023
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LesleyYang
New York City, NY201 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
I think you need to come with a tour guide since there are limited guides provided and it’s a very active cemetery in the first place. I think the history and several notable places are great to visit. However the maintenance by the municipal is a bit subpar since many of the beautiful trees need some aggressive trimming when I visited.
Written 5 March 2023
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Keri S
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
No entry fee to visit. Very interesting cemetery and locals were tending to their loved ones graves while walking around.
If you are in the area its worth stopping by
Written 20 February 2023
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MLB2019
Spokane, WA19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
The cemetery was interesting as there were graves showing the diversity of Punta Arenas’s citizens’ origins. I’m not sure the tourist aspect of the cemetery was worth the entrance fee of approximately $5. I would rather spend the money at one of the city’s museums. But, if you are into cemetery’s, it is a pretty one.
Written 7 February 2023
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TexasDevin
Houston, TX55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
If visiting cemeteries is something you enjoy, then this one is pretty impressive. The grounds are very well manicured with tree lined paths and a variety of mausoleums and memorials. I found the experience to be very peaceful and pleasant.

I would also suggest visiting the sheepdog memorial just outside the walls along the esplanade north of the cemetery.
Written 28 January 2023
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MNM1011
Decatur, IL3,053 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This is a beautiful and well-kept cemetery a few blocks from downtown Punta Arenas. There were all kinds of graves, from fancy mausoleums to simple headstones. It felt like we were walking through Punta Arenas history as we wandered around.
Written 20 January 2023
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