Fort Bulnes: a place near Punta Arenas and steeped in history
Nuestro Tour Fuerte Bulnes visita al fuerte que está ubicado a orillas del estrecho de Magallanes y a 55 km al sur de Punta Arenas. This place is a historical reconstruction of the fort founded in October 1843.
In addition, it is possible to admire the flora and fauna of the place, finding species such as the lenga, the ñire, the notro and likewise a great variety of birds.
We can affirm that Fort Bulnes is extremely important in the history of the Magallanes region. During the government of Manuel Bulnes, the president decided to effectively take possession of the place for fear of the expansion of European powers.
Learn about the human and natural history of the Magallanes region
With the Tour Fort Bulnes, you will visit various places of interest and feel immersed in the past and history of the area. You will be able to see an exhibition on human and natural history in relation to the Strait of Magellan. Some of the highlights are the viewpoint of the Strait, the O’higgins lighthouse and the church.
Fort Bulnes had two batteries of two cannons each and an underground magazine. Two systems were used in the construction: logs placed horizontally and joined at the corners, and wooden structures filled with champas.
The fort facilities were rebuilt according to their original characteristics. The place where Fort Bulnes is located is the same where three centuries before the Spanish colonizers settled.
To finish, a mandatory stop is made at a geographical landmark: the middle of Chile (considered from the northern limit of Chile to the south pole).
Bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
Strait of Magellan Park ticket
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What to bring to the Strait of Magellan Park?
It is important that you bring food, water and cash to pay the park ticket. Also, consider warm clothing, especially in autumn-winter (hats and gloves).
What is the price of admission to the Strait of Magellan Park?
You can check the updated ticket price directly on the Strait of Magellan Park website.
Check the contracting terms of the Tour Fort Bulnes.
The places to be visited are subject to change the same day of the tour in case of adverse weather conditions.
The end time of this activity could be modified due to weather conditions, so we recommend that you do not buy tickets to leave Punta Arenas until three hours after the scheduled time for return, or leave your trip for the next day after finished the tour.
For December 25 and January 1, some of the excursions may not be carried out or may have an increase in price.
Cancellation with a minimum of 48 hours before, 100% refund depending on the payment method. Check the particular conditions of each product in case you have to cancel within a period of less than 48 hours.
If the passenger does not show up at the times defined for the tour, there will be no refund.
Suspension due to weather conditions: Full refund will be made when the company cancels before starting the service.
During the development of the activity, no refund of money is contemplated, in this case because they are factors external to the company.
If there is compensation for a special situation, it will be agreed with the people, and will be defined by the development of the travel program.
Important: No tour includes accident insurance.
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