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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  • A quick glimpse of the history of the "end of the world". Since the first expeditions to the end of the 20th century. Interesting prison and the characters that lived there. Both criminals and political prisoners. Do not accept card of credit :-( There are visits guided in Spanish two / three times to the day.
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  • An interesting visit to the Museum, I recommend making it with guide. They tell you the history of the presidio and its characters
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  • Museum in a former prison, walk in the corridors and decorated cells and decorated with different relics tracing the history of the end of the world. Rich in various objects, exciting human story of conquest and the life in the southern land.
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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.