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Fort Bulnes

Address: Fuerte Bulnes s/n, Punta Arenas, Chile
Phone Number: 5661723195
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Ranked #10 of 46 things to do in Punta Arenas
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Patagonia History Park Fort Bulnes & Port FaminePatagonian Heritage: The ExperienceTwo National...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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Goiania, GO
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 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!

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Santiago, Chile
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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MARSHALLTOWN
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250 attraction reviews
435 helpful votes 435 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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Santiago
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87 reviews 87 reviews
43 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
42 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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