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Punta Arenas Cemetery Fodor's Choice

The fascinating history of this region is chiseled into stone at what may well be one of the world's most beautiful cemeteries. Set among a labyrinth of paths lined with immaculately sculpted cypress trees, the elaborate mausoleums and tombstones honor the original families who built Punta Arenas. In an effort to recognize the region's indigenous past, there's a shrine in the northern part of the cemetery to the Selk'nam tribe (look for the copper dome), the target of an ethnic genocide at Tierra del Fuego in the 19th century. Local legend says that rubbing the statue's left knee brings good luck.

Cemetery Fodor's Choice Historical

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Av. Bulnes 949
Punta Arenas, Magallanes  6200000, Chile

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