The defensive set was made up by walls, a fort, castles and cannons which were never defeated by the enemies wandering around the Pacific Ocean. Five hundred years later, those walls still stand and they are the access gate to a valuable collection that brings that stage of Chilean history back to life. Documents, weapons, ovens, walls, storehouses and the houses of the priest and the lord have survived the passing of time at this location at the point known as Santa Cruz.
The new image of the museum includes footbridges and viewpoints. The aim was to preserve the original cancagua stone used to raise the construction. Likewise, the views lying next to the museum and the bay were enlarged. Historical facts are shown on panels with appealing anecdotes easily understood by all visitors, including children and grown-ups. Archeological objects, period manuscripts and replicas of soldiers posing as if they were attacking the enemy are appreciated in the venue.
This Historical Monument of great heritage value is known as Castillo de la Pura y Limpia Concepción de Monfort de Lemus (Castle of the Pure and Clean Conception of Monfort de Lemus). Built between 1645 and 1672 by the port, its walls were carved in the stone itself. Later on, it was enlarged until it was equipped with powerful weapons and 600 men to defend it.
A major cultural attraction in the City of Valdivia, the Fort of Niebla stands out for the events that took place during a transcendent period, ever since its foundation up to its independence, managed in 1818.
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Useful DataHow to get there
It is located in Niebla, 18 kilometers away from Valdivia, and it may be reached by private vehicle. It is also reachable by public transport.Opening hours
Changing according to season or public holidays. Check at the local Tourist Office.Bear in mind
Museo de sitio Castillo de Niebla
Free of charge