Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes

Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes

Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes
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About
The Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes, 50 km south of Punta Arenas, in the Region of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica, is home to two National Historic Monuments: Fuerte Bulnes and the Ciudad Rey Don Felipe ("Puerto del Hambre"). It has a Visitor Centre that offers a unique view of the historical richness of the area. With 250 hectares of coastline and Magellanic forest, the Park exhibits a diversity of native flora and fauna, with almost 4 km of trails with panoramic views of Tierra del Fuego island, Strait of Magellan and Mount Tarn among others. It receives visitors from all over the world and from Chile, interested in the history of the southern tip of the continent, the local fauna and flora, as well as in enjoying the ecosystem of Punta Santa Ana. It also offers a souvenir shop and a café with local products.
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George C
London, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Punta Arenas is a great city that I would recommend highly. It is the most southern city with the population of more than 100,000 people in the world. First, it has very nice architecture, friendly people, low crime rates, and also great cuisine. It is a convenient location to travel around Patagonia. I had unforgettable trips to Torres del Paine and Magdalena island to see penguins, sea lions, whales, and dolphins. I had unforgettable time there. On the way to Punta Arenas from Santiago book an airplane seat next to a window. If the weather is good you would see several volcanos and glaciers.
Written 14 December 2023
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LesleyYang
New York City, NY201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
We visited on a rainy day but it did not take anything away from the place. The hiking trail is very refreshing and rewarding without being challenging. The replica of the fort is also fun to get a glimpse of the long and troubled history of the place. The museum my personal opinion is a bit let down given it does not offer much to explain the history or the area.
Written 5 March 2023
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Andrew P
Melbourne, Australia342 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
The Fort Bulnes reconstruction is presented well with most information in both Spanish and English. Beyond the fort is a winding trail through a Nothofagus forest down to several lookouts over the strait. Many species of seabird - albatrosses, giant petrels, skuas and gulls, some Ruddy-headed Geese, cormorants and oystercatchers. Also an enormous fur seal munching on an octopus. The museum feels rather sparse for such an impressive build, and urgently needs many light bulbs replaced. It was impossible to read several displays because of the ‘moody’ complete darkness. A very enjoyable half day, however, especially with our excellent guide Eduardo, who was outstanding.
Written 11 November 2022
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Sachin K
New York City, NY6,507 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
My family of 4 had a beautiful experience visiting this place. One gets to know this area up close and appreciate it’s unique history and natural beauty. Very well organized with young, trained and English speaking staff, it was memorable. The walks along the coast were also wonderful with some spectacular sights . Certainly would very highly recommend visiting this place to any traveler.
Written 28 November 2020
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bmick1920
Fort Myers, FL58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This was interesting and well worth doing. There's a small museum and a fort and lots of beautiful scenery.
Written 23 September 2020
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AlpinerHut
Chantilly, VA1,204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This 600-acre park on Santa Ana Point has a fascinating assortment of national historical monuments and archaeological sites. We reached it by tour bus from our cruise ship, docked in Punta Arenas an hour north (56 kilometers).

Enter the park through Porteria Laguna Honda. As you travel along Santa Ana Point, which extends 2.5 miles into the Strait of Magellan, you'll come to a picturesque photo stop, Los Torreones (The Turrets), the old park entrance.

Stop next at the park's museum, Museo del Estrecho (see my review, "Part museum, part lookout"), where you'll enjoy modern exhibits and nice views from the terrace of the Strait of Magellan and of Port Famine (see my review, "Not much food then, not much to see now"). 

The highlight of our visit was Fuerte Bulnes, rebuilt a hundred years after its original founding to stake Chile's claim to the Strait of Magellan (see my review, "Not a straight shooter"). Near Fuerte Bulnes, you'll find O'Higgins Lighthouse (see my review, "Showing the way"), Forest of the Winds Trail and Mirador del Estrecho (see my review, "Wide-open view").
Written 21 April 2020
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GordonW318
Gloucester, UK1,205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Forte Bulnes, built in the mid nineteenth century to honour President Manuel Bulnes to lay claim to this land burned down after only six years but has been restored in keeping with those times. As you stroll about the grounds, need good walking shoes, you will see the barracks, chapel, stables and jail as well as the governors house which is quite modest to say the least. Construction all those years ago was ingenious to keep out the bad weather which is experienced here by using logs, dirt and bricks made of grass.
There is an excellent museum on site some 3 kilometres away from the fort.
It is well worth the long trek by coach or car to get here. The views over the Magellan Strait are excellent but a clear day needed which we were lucky to have for our visit.
Written 4 April 2020
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LarryandTim
Fort Lauderdale, FL211 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The highway to the park is good but once you get into the park there are LOTS of potholes so be careful driving. The museum was well done and there is a great vista spot for pictures of Magellan's Strait. The old fort is interesting. Take the trail behind the fort to the lookout point - not a bad walk.
Written 27 February 2020
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Robert F
Murphys, CA19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
In spite of the weather (a cold, driving wind with occasional rain) we enjoyed our tour of the reconstructed settlement known as Fuerte Bulnes. The history is very interesting and the park guides knowledgeable. Afterwards we went through the museum which was very good as well. My brother and I (in our 70's) drove south and camped very near the southernmost point of the American continent. There is a two mile hike to reach the actual spot which we skipped.
Written 31 January 2020
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Manuel a
Montevideo, Uruguay339 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Great experience: high quality museum, picturesque fort and nice walk. It is also very well managed. We went with our rented motorhome and got assistance all the way to make sure we could drive smoothly
Written 29 January 2020
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