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Ballenera Quintay, Quintay
(3.9/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
Once the largest national company of Chile, Ballenera Quintay now acts as a museum and research center that tells the story of whale hunting in the country. Located by the seaside, this is an area where over 1,500 whales were slaughtered. Step inside the museum to find whale bones, models of ships, and pictures on exposed stone walls. After your visit, cool down with a swim at the nearby beach if the weather permits. Ballenera Quintay is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Quintay Edition.
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  • A very good place to learn about the local culture, to understand the onset of this Cove, nice and with good views
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  • Quintay, persists as a Cove with little intervention, except for the pier and the waterfront. Some restaurants and nibbles, complementing the existing Miramar and company offer have proliferated in the last year. Good ride on Sunday, that Yes, arrive early, since there are few parking lots. Don't forget to visit to playa grande, though bad for swimming, very pleasant to start from crowded beaches of the central coast. The whaling, interesting, but wasn't surprised. Recommended.
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  • Built by the English and Germans, operating between 30 and 60, the Quintay whaling offers a beautiful show for its history as by the views that is possible to scale the heights that offers. Authentic and well kept, somewhere in the midst of the calm of Quintay. Highly recommended! go wanting to walk.
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  • Too bad that the Cove restaurants do not have service once... just lunch
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  • The environment of the place is not to be missed. It is worth doing the tour of the whaling to learn a little history of fishing and of the people. This very well preserved and recovered.
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  • A shocking place makes you look as it was in his time.
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  • Very good view, food and crafts, few parking lots by the whaling and several on the beach where they charge, the descent to the Creek is very pronounced, care to down and up on a motorcycle, sometimes wait almost hanging.
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  • We always visited the Whaling Museum with children. Is very interesting the place and is learns about the tasks that is made there with the poor whales. It would be great that they enabled the climb to the lighthouse.
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