Alberto de Agostini National Park

The National Park of Alberto de Agostini is located to 80 nautical miles to the South-eastern of Punta Arenas. The National Park of Alberto de Agostini has a great number of glaciers that hanging off by slopes towards its mountains of different fjords, bays and channels.

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Alberto Agostini National Park located near Punta Arenas in Chile

The National Park of Alberto de Agostini has a surface of 3.607.738,57 acres., being the third greater national park of the country. The National Park of Alberto de Agostini formed with the lands that belonged to the Forest Reserve Holland, altogether with the lands that integrated the Park National Hernando de Magallanes, in the XII Region.

The National Park of Alberto de Agostini owes its name to the father Alberto de Agostini, who passed away in Turin in 1960, at the age of 77 years. The great maps of the Magallanic region and many of the pictures that reproduce its panoramic beauties are work of this artist of the photography.

Many have listened to speak of the mountain range of Darwin and the Beagle Channel; nevertheless, few know that these are within The National Park of Alberto de Agostini, located in the XII region in front of Tierra del Fuego, in the province of Antarctica. Its name is for the ethnographic works made by the Salesian, in special the father Alberto Maria de Agostini, who thanks to them, nobody would imagine that this place was inhabited by natives.

The routes of navigation by the Beagle towards The National Park of Alberto de Agostini to visit the glacier, and the narrow Murray channel to visit Wulaia, are a true cultural historical landmark that corresponds to the site where Darwin had the encounter with natives that influenced later in his development of the theory of the human evolution, zone of a unique and important beauty by indigenous history pre-contact since constituted one of the Yaganes establishments more populating of the region.

The Main attractive tourist of the National Park the Alberto de Agostini are the Marinelli Glacier, that is most beautiful, extensive and with imposing wall of ice and glacier entrances. In addition, in The National Park of Alberto de Agostini is the Glacier De Agostini that is protected in its flanks by high mountain barriers and where it is possible to be disembarked on the ice and the Guanaco Pampas, that is an ideal site for the lovers of the fishing. There, it is frequently to find herds of guanacos.

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