Visit to Bulnes Fort in Punta Arenas

Day Trips & Excursions in Chile

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Enjoy Fort Bulnes in Punta Arenas, a reconstruction of Chile´s first settlement in Punta Arenas 
Enjoy a nice excursion in Punta Arenas, visiting Fort Bulnes. Travel to Fort Bulnes, a reconstruction of Chile’s first settlement.Activity Details:This 4-hour shore excursion include transport to and from your port of call. 4-hour shore excursion of Fort Bulnes (Fuerte Bulnes) See Chile’s first settlement and enjoy views of the Strait of Magellan Explore the grounds, including barracks, chapel, jail and post office Learn about the interesting construction and restoration of the buildings Fuerte Bulnes is a Chilean fort located by the Strait of Magellan, 62 km south of Punta Arenas. It was founded in 1843 on a rocky hill at Punta Santa Ana, under the command of President Manuel Bulnes Prieto.The fort was built to further the president's colonization policies in Southern Chile and protect the Strait of Magellan. He directed construction to ward off claims by other nations. Chiloé's intendant (governor), Domingo Espiñeira Riesco, ordered construction of a schooner to sail to that location. He originally commissioned it in the president's name, but Bulnes had the ship renamed Goleta Ancud, for where it was built.Duration: 4 hoursSeat in bus service, english speaking guide included

What’s included

  • Professional guide

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees to National Parks