Southern Chilean Patagonia Sights

Fuerte Bulnes

  • Military Site

Published 01/11/2016

Fodor's Review

In the middle of a Chilean winter in 1843, a frigate under the command of Captain Juan Williams Rebolledo sailed southward from the island of ChiloƩ carrying a ragtag contingent of 11 sailors and eight soldiers. In October, on a rocky promontory called Santa Ana overlooking the Estrecho de Magallanes, they built a wooden fort, which they named Fuerte Bulnes, thereby founding the first Chilean settlement in the southern reaches of Patagonia. Much of the fort has been restored.

Sight Information

Address:

5 km (3 miles) south of Puerto Hambre, Puerto Hambre, Magallanes, 6200000, Chile

Phone:

61-2723-195

Website: www.phipa.cl

Sight Details:

  • 12,000 park entrance

Published 01/11/2016

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