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Address: Fuerte Bulnes s/n, Punta Arenas, Chile
Phone Number: 5661723195
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9:35 am - 5:45 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:35 am - 5:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Patagonia History Park Fort Bulnes & Port FaminePatagonian...

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

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Interesting and informative but insanely expensive

The fort was very interesting; some of the buildings are built out of logs in the same way that the original fort was. There's also a lot of information, in English as well as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I visited this site during the February of 2015. The weather was cool and windy with an occasional light rain. In Spite of the weather this is a beautiful site overlooking the Strait. We followed all the hiking trails around the site with no problem. The history of the site is quite amazing knowing that survival through the winter was... More 

Canoas, RS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We took a rented car to get there... It was so cold and windy... Incredible place. It made me imagine how people could live there in the past... Great adventures...

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London, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The fort was very interesting; some of the buildings are built out of logs in the same way that the original fort was. There's also a lot of information, in English as well as Spanish. It's well set out so in every building you can read about it, and the main building has a larger information section to read more... More 

1 Thank Thelastdodo2
Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful drive. There's a nice lookout over the Straight of Magellan and Tierra Del Fuego. The Fort has a lot of historical data and photos. The kids had a lot of fun. Just past the fort is a beach and a fishing village/marina of sorts. Very picturesque.

1 Thank Maximilian S
Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We drove there on a beautiful, clear day and spent a morning walking around near the water. Didn't take the tour, but it's fairly self-explanatory. Nice gift shop, too. Really lovely if you have the time.

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Goiania, GO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The fort has replicas of the original buildings, quite bare. I think it'd be nice to have more visual explanations on how the people survived, the food, cooking etc. The paths from the fort to the look out are great! You can see the Straits of Magellen from many angles. Beautiful!

Thank DKRees
Santiago, Chile
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I guess that, as a historical site, it is worth visiting, although the fort is actually fake. The whole thing was built as a replica. The worst thing though is the INSANE entrance fee of 12000 CLP, equivalent to about 20 usd. Per person, that is!!! I mean, I know that many attractions in the area are expensive, but 12000... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 443 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Fort Bulnes is the historic reconstruction of the earliest settlement by Europeans at the southern tip of South America. In good weather it offers beautiful views of the surrounding bays and islands. It is easy to access by a daily tour leaving from the park headquarters building on Av. Mayo about 100 meters north of Av. Independencia, very near the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The fort and its museum is in very good conditions, interesting place to take a look and some photographs. The entrance fee is excessive for an average museum of this type.

1 Thank AbeBi
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We had our own vehicle which makes the trip easy and can be combined with some other important landmarks. The fOtt tells the story of the hardships faced by first settlers

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