Fuerte San Antonio, Ancud

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Spanish colonial forces built Fuerte San Antonio between the mid to late 18th century as protection over the area now known as Ancud. Take a local guided tour for information on the history of the artillery once located here, as well as the battles that took place. Enjoy the panoramic views out toward the sea from the tranquil lookout point. A visit to Fuerte San Antonio represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ancud vacation builder to plot your vacation.
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  • August 11, 2017
    The fort is really nice and a short walk away from the center of town. Not too much to see, but very interesting architecture and great views of the ocean. There is a little path that leads down to th...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    A very small place, with a beautiful view with cannons around but not is a great attraction. At the entrance there is a lady selling key chains and magnets for souvenir.
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  • July 29, 2017
    Interesting place, is located very close to the Plaza de Armas, and consists of a huge wall of stones with cannons pointing out to sea that was built between 1778 and 1779, to protect the city from attacks by pirates and military. Today it is a park where you can walk among the six bronze cannons with one of the most beautiful views of the city of Ancud. Negative detail is dirt, trash and beer cans, I visited with some friends in the evening and there were young men that are going to drink alcohol there which makes it unsafe for visitors.
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  • January 20, 2017
    Nice and comfy fort with cannons and all the kind of things you normally expect, lacks on restrooms
  • February 28, 2017
    Beautiful windy spot overlooking the bay and ocean.
  • October 7, 2016
    nice historical place to take some pics
  • February 7, 2017
    Tranquilo place for a walk!
  • November 27, 2016
    Not much left here

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Where to stay in Ancud

Primarily located along the western waterfront, upscale hotels offer rooms with extensive sea views. If you head farther back from the ocean, your chances of finding budget-friendly places increase, with simple but comfortable hostels found along many of the city's residential side streets. You can also consider campgrounds, ideal for those who really want to get to know the landscape of this scenic part of the world.
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