Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, Ushuaia

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Historic Site
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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  • It is relatively near the center of the city; There are guided tours and discount for Argentine retirees. It is interesting to learn about the history of the prisoners who passed through there
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  • It was the old jail on the island. Where were the most dangerous criminals. It consists of long pavilions where the cells were developed. Some stories are more striking prisoners that occupied the place. It also has a replica size of the lighthouse at the end of the world to which reference was made by Julio Verne. It is also the Museum of the Navy of Argentina and the Antarctic in the upper halls. It also has a Hall which remains as in the days that were inhabited by the prisoners. It is a gloomy, cold and mysterious space where visitors imagine the hardship suffered by those people of the last century. Worth come and visit it.
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  • The truth is that even though it is part of our history and has its appeal, I think pay 250 pesos entrance is too! You should be something super accessible taking into account that the State and stays with the taxes of all...
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  • MUST VISIT!
  • The Museum was very good but in addition we had a guide explaining very well, that was bueniiiiisimoooo
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  • It shows very well, Ushuaia in the course of time
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  • That is the origin of the population of Tierra del Fuego. There begins the story.
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