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Fort Bulnes

Fuerte Bulnes s/n, Punta Arenas, Chile
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Ranked #11 of 31 Attractions in Punta Arenas
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Patagonia History Park Fort Bulnes & Port FaminePatagonian Heritage: The ExperienceTwo National...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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
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MARSHALLTOWN
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343 reviews 343 reviews
250 attraction reviews
431 helpful votes 431 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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Santiago
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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.

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Houston, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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santiago,chile
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

In spite of the snow and wind we were given a profesional and thorough tour with friendly guide. Very well done restoration and explanations. Good for all ages.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Our tour to Fort Bulnes consisted of the two of us and our guide who also was the driver. We managed to learn a lot from him using a combination of Spanish and English. At the Fort itself, a guide gave us lots of information (in English) about the history of Fort Bulnes. We enjoyed walking on the trails.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

An interesting place, indicating for one of the unsuccessful British colonizations of these so far lands.

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New York
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111 reviews 111 reviews
42 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Fort Bulnes is about an hour drive outside of Punta Arenas overlooking the Straits of Magellan. You won't find a more inhospitable piece of land. Climb up into the watch tower for a view over Tierra del Fuego. The fort is a sobering reminder of the extent to which nations went to claim territory, even in desolate places like this.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
25 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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