(IV) Trip Notes DEFORMES 2008: Valdivia> visit to La Niebla's fort

Valdivia’s system of forts is in the bay of Corral, close to the city of Valdivia, in the south coast of Chile.
Known as "Key of the SouthSea", it is one of the largest systems of Spanish America’s colonial fortifications. Its function was to defend the marine access to the city of Valdivia against foreign colonial potencies, pirates and corsairs, and also to serve as base for the Spanish embarkations that made Cabo Horn route.
(Source: Wikipédia)

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