The Defensive Complex of Valdivia

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The Defensive Complex of Valdivia is part of the Tentative list of Chile in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Defensive Complex of Valdivia comprises four fortresses near the Valdivia River. They were built in the 17th century by the Spanish to deter rival European powers. It was also a major supply source for Spanish ships that crossed the Strait of Magellan.

Map of The Defensive Complex of Valdivia

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Full Name
The Defensive Complex of Valdivia
Country
Chile
Added
1998
Type
Cultural
Categories
Structure - Military and Fortifications
Link
By ID
1998 Added to Tentative List

The site has 4 locations

The Defensive Complex of Valdivia: Mancera Island (T)
The Defensive Complex of Valdivia: Corral Fort (T)
The Defensive Complex of Valdivia: Amargos Fort (T)
The Defensive Complex of Valdivia: Niebla Fort (T)
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