Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello, Punta Arenas

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Learn about the cultural and natural heritage of Chile at Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello. First inspired by Salesian missionaries in 1893, the extensive museum takes you on a historical journey through the country. Check out the museum's ethnological section, starting with exhibits about the oldest known inhabitants of the land, moving on to issues regarding colonialism and religion, and eventually covering current day issues. You can also visit the museum's archeological, historical, and wildlife exhibitions to develop a fuller understanding of the region. By using our Punta Arenas day trip site, you can arrange your visit to Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello and other attractions in Punta Arenas.
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  • Taxidermy of local fauna, embalmed fetuses of whales, plant life, and history of indigenous people are fairly comprehensive. Life under the Salesian missionaries gives visitors insights into how the....  more
    Taxidermy of local fauna, embalmed fetuses of whales, plant life, and history of indigenous people are fairly comprehensive. Life under the Salesian missionaries gives visitors insights into how the....  more »
  • Most displayshave English explanations.. Museum depicts life of the indigenous people & the eco system. The museum is definately woth seeing. 
    Most displayshave English explanations.. Museum depicts life of the indigenous people & the eco system. The museum is definately woth seeing.  more »
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  • A very odd collection of taxidermy, religious artefacts, some original indigenous items collected by the missionaries, polar exploration and an exhibition on fossil fuel extraction. For me it was celebrating activities of human and natural exploitation that are now considered rather unsavoury but it's a social history that we need to be aware of.
  • Beautiful and historic. A bit chaotic but tje best in Punta arenas by far

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