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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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  • Worth a visit this Museum and learn a little of the history of Quintay. In addition, has an excellent view of the Cove
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  • Museum with much potential, as is located in an old whaling which I stopped working in the middle of the last century. All its facilities and heavy work are very well preserved. It offers a beautiful view of the sea, accompanied by a varied photographic exhibition of the operating times of the whaling, which no doubt makes clear the exploitation of these, and which also leads to reflect on the care we give to these animals. The Museum possesses a great potential which I hope can be seen in time and becomes a large sample that will help to raise awareness of the care that we must give to the environment. Highly recommended family.
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  • Is a good place to raise a little to children and gdes on it important of care to our planet. Lacks a bit of investment to keep the attention of children... more reproductions and less photos! Nice view!
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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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