Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, Ushuaia
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Housed in Ushuaia's spider-like former prison building, Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia tells the story of the city's seafarers and their irresistible yearning to explore the wilderness of Antarctica. Perched at the very tip of the continent, the museum captures Ushuaia's frontier-town atmosphere and the sense of intrigue about what lies in the waters beyond. Smell the salt in the air and feel the chilly ocean winds as you learn about explorers who colonized Argentina and the impact their arrival had on the area's indigenous people. The former prison complex houses several other museums worth checking out during your visit. Put Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia into our Ushuaia itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Ushuaia.
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  • the Museum is enormous, with exhibitions of various themes. It is worth to get to know a little of the history of the city and its development.
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  • Displays the history of the place, expeditions, vessels and accounts of prominent prisoners, interesting. A two-hour tour, children under 13 years do not pay and the entry is valid for 48 hours, the Museum closes at 8 pm. The entrance for adults of the mercosur is $250 is there a discount for students, teachers and retirees.
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  • This museum offers a variety of museums and exhibitions and the price of 300 ARG pesos grants you entry to all. Bring lots of time as there is a lot to read and look at, with very interesting backgrou...  more »
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  • Interesting museum including things on Ushuaia's prison, an art gallery, natural history, and some history of Ushuaia and Antartica.
  • This is the best museum of Ushuaia...historical info and interesting histories about the jail of the end of the world. If you have to choose one museum this is the appropriate.
  • muy bueno
  • Definitely has some interesting things inside. It's not the best flowing museum as you spend your time going in and out of cells. Definitely establishes the history of the area, though.
  • Many things to read and discover. Need a few hours to visit it all. Tip: you can use the same ticket (200 ARS in Dec 2015) to enter on the next day, just ask at the ticket office before leaving the museum.