Ballenera Quintay, Quintay

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#8 of 14 in Museums in Valparaiso Region
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. Make Ballenera Quintay a centerpiece of your Quintay vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Quintay holiday website .
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  • For a very cheap entrance fee you can wander this ex-whaling facility. The text is all in Spanish, but the photos and the ambiance of this rambling area of disintegrating buildings are extremely evoca...  more »
  • I like how they tell the story, everything clearly but it is missing a little more than concern in adjacent spaces to laa exhibition rooms
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  • The visit is intetesante, there are pictures of whales, tools, photos and will visit the whaling. Hurt, is very simple, and I expected a little more. Cheap entry.
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  • Interesting to see how Whale Fishing/Processing was done in the 1950's
  • Very interesting history.
  • Good place to learn about local history
  • A beautiful place, a sad history, very precarious but beautiful. Lack of atmosphere, lack of a guide. Rather poor. But, again, beautiful. In addition to the wonderful landscape.
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  • A gem. Whaling was restored according to original plans. Today it is space rescue of marine resources, in charge of Universidad Andrés Bello.
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