Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes, Punta Arenas

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See a piece of Chile's history at Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes, built in 1843 after the Republic of Chile took possession of the Magellan Strait and surrounding area. Named after the president at the time, the wooden fort was reconstructed in 1943 and has since opened to the public. Explore the complex, built entirely out of wooden logs, and see the church, jail, post office, a small museum, and old cannons. Standing on top of the small hill, you can enjoy the views of the rocky beach and sea below. Plan your visit to Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Punta Arenas vacation route planner.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Beautiful place to learn from the story of Magellan but the input is high for the service delivered
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  • July 27, 2017
    It's like being at the end of the world. Windy, but is a wonderful place that can not miss if you are in Punta Arenas.
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  • June 28, 2017
    Beautiful Museum, beautiful architecture, a stunning view of the landscape and interesting way of showing the culture of this region. It seems to me a ride that is inevitable if you visit Punta Arenas. Not so nearby, a little more than one hour away, but completely worth it.
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  • June 27, 2017
    I don't know if it is at the correct point in Punta Arenas
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  • May 29, 2017
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