A trip to the origins ...

52 kilometers from the city of Punta Arenas, Fuerte Bulnes is a journey into the past. It was here that the first Patagonian town that took possession of the Strait and surrounding lands settled (1843). The original construction dates from 1843, and it was built given the need to exercise sovereignty in the extreme south of Chile.

This historical monument invites you to feel how hard was the way of life of the Chilean settlers who successfully inhabited this region. On the tour, several places of interest are visited, such as the interpretive center that houses an exhibition on human and natural history in relation to the Strait of Magellan, the viewpoint of the Strait, the O'higgins lighthouse, the church, the post office, the jail and stables.