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Ballenera Quintay

Am Hafen, Quintay 8500000, Chile
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Haunting Experience

For a very cheap entrance fee you can wander this ex-whaling facility. The text is all in Spanish... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Vikki K
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Iquique, Chile
Thought provoking place

Visited Quintay in April 2014 and am reminded of it now by The Big Blue on BBC which today was all... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2015
Dermot S
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good48%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
1 Jan 2018
“Haunting Experience”
25 Aug 2015
“Thought provoking place”
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Am Hafen, Quintay 8500000, Chile
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

For a very cheap entrance fee you can wander this ex-whaling facility. The text is all in Spanish, but the photos and the ambiance of this rambling area of disintegrating buildings are extremely evocative of past times. Mind that there are few railings on stairs...More

Thank Vikki K
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

Visited Quintay in April 2014 and am reminded of it now by The Big Blue on BBC which today was all about whales and included an account of the now largely defunct whaling industry. I am fascinated by whales and found this place haunting. On...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2015

I enjoyed the visit to this museum. Interesting facts and photos. some whale legends which were fascinating. Really sad to think how many whales were slaughtered in this area and brought to this place to be butchered. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

This is a very cute museum that accounts the brutal slaughter of whales in this region. However, this eeriness is balanced with a room with nice illustrations and legends about whales from around the world, and another room that showcases different types of sea life....More

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Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

The Whaling Station is an interesting place to understand a little of the history of Quintay. Definitely worth walking through if you find yourself in this little fishing history. But not worth a trip in itself. The Museum is fairly basic, consisting mainly of a...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Former whalery, now used as maritime research center and small museum. Near the small strip of restaurants on the coast at Quintay

Thank Sunny B
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