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Ballenera Quintay

1 Reviews
Address: Am Hafen, Quintay, Chile

What people are saying:

Except for bad weather, the museum is open every day at 11:00 a.m. and is located at the end of a short coastal short circuit in Quintay cove (with clear signs). The space where the museum is located is a restored old Quintay whaling boat; this place is divided into 5 sections covering different topics related to whales, some of which are incomplete or under construction as of January 2020. There are two kinds of materials in English and Spanish, but there are at least 4 of the 5 rooms, and the small room has audiovisual materials. The facilities have free bathrooms.

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  • Z D
    Z D

    Better disabled access required for this educational gem

    Access to this morbid museum of whaling is not easy, ramps and steps must be negotiated by pedestrians, access with a stroller or wheelchair is difficult to impossible, a dirt track vehicle entrance i...

    Reviewed on /Date(1550033747000+0800)/
  • Vikki K
    Vikki K
    Tucson, Arizona, United States

    Haunting Experience

    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 evoc...

    Reviewed on /Date(1514813139000+0800)/
  • Dermot S
    Dermot S
    Fleet, United Kingdom

    Thought provoking place

    Visited Quintay in April 2014 and am reminded of it now by The Big Blue on BBC which today was all about whales and included an account of the now largely defunct whaling industry. I am fascinated by...

    Reviewed on /Date(1440450607000+0800)/
  • Sinders172
    Mallorca, España

    Very Interesting.

    I enjoyed the visit to this museum. Interesting facts and photos. some whale legends which were fascinating. Really sad to think how many whales were slaughtered in this area and brought to this pla...

    Reviewed on /Date(1427092161000+0800)/
  • mariaortiz

    Eerie history, lovely museum

    This is a very cute museum that accounts the brutal slaughter of whales in this region. However, this eeriness is balanced with a room with nice illustrations and legends about whales from around the ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1407736187000+0800)/

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