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Fort Bulnes

Fuerte Bulnes s/n, Punta Arenas, Chile
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Ranked #11 of 27 attractions in Punta Arenas
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Patagonia History Park Fort Bulnes & Port FaminePatagonian Heritage: The ExperienceTwo National Historical Monuments situated on 130 hectares of... more » Owner description: Patagonia History Park Fort Bulnes & Port FaminePatagonian Heritage: The ExperienceTwo National Historical Monuments situated on 130 hectares of grassland, scrub and native forests spanning just over 5 kilometers of coastline of the Strait of Magellan give life to “Patagonia History Park - Fort Bulnes & Port Famine”. The Park, located across from Tierra del Fuego and only 60 kilometers south of Patagonia’s historical capital, Punta Arenas, provides for an excellent scenario in which to discover the processes that shaped the landscape, the flora & fauna that inhabits it, and the milestones that mark the presence of man in Patagonia’s far south « less
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Zurich, Switzerland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Its a lovely trip to do from Punta Arenas. You drive along the coast to get there. We saw some cormorants and dolphines on the journey. The fort is well marked and you can get a lot of information and stories in the park. Every thing is written in spanish and in english. We even had a guided tour which... More

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Santiago, Chile
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82 reviews 82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The fort itself is very nice with a good detailed historical display of the context during the time it was built. Nevertheless, what I would recommend without hesitation are the trails and viewpoints around the fort. They are simply breathtaking. As to the price, it is quite expensive considering there Is no investment in audio tour guides.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The entrance fee to this privately administrated attraction is too high for what they promise. Better do some trekking on your own in the nearby reserves, walk to the San Isidro lighthouse, or even visit Famine Port, which tells you a little bit of the history of the place.

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Connecticut
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83 reviews 83 reviews
7 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The drive down was beautiful. We passed sea lions and dolphins along the shore. To know that you drive off the last bit of paved road on the South American continent, was kind of fun as well. The fort has been reconstructed using historical records. It is certainly interesting in understanding the settling of these very remote lands. The walks... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Fort Bulnes was an interesting place to visit as it gave us a lot of information about early Chilean settlers in the South of Chile. It was very cold and windy but nevertheless we enjoyed having a look inside all the reconstructed buildings that make up the fort. The trip was organised by our hostel,, I think the company was... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

About a 30 minute drive south of Punta Arenas brings you to Fort Bulnes. The fort itself is built of wood and mud-brick. The coolest part to me was seeing the craftsmanship that the settlers of Punta Arenas had in building this place. Overall, its not a very big place so its a way to kill a few hours or... More

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Santiago, Chile
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15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I visited this place through a tour with www.payne.cl (10.000 CLP) and I didn't expect much, but somehow our visit coincided with a guided tour by one of the park rangers. Thanks to him the fortress came to life, as he explained through anecdotes and examples how harsh life must have been for the pioneers who settled on the desolated... More

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Belmont, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
59 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

This is a fun and interesting excursion from Punta Arenas. The original fort has been rebuilt and they have done a nice job. It is very accessible. They also have a nice coffee shop and gift shop. It is well worth a visit if you are looking for something to do near Punta Arenas. In addition on the drive there... More

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Melbourne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

The reconstructed fort is in a beautiful setting, close to the most southern tip of the landmass of the Americas.

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Calico Rock, Arkansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

with snow covered mountains in the distance. I actually saw a whale spouting water when I was visiting! First whale I've ever seen.

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