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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  • I really enjoyed the museum, has a lot of history and you can get headphones to understand better in your own language. Small than Alcatraz prison but more interesting for me.  more »
  • The city's many attractions are themes of this jail at the end of the world. I recommend the guided visit where to tell stories to be able to understand a little more. The criticism that would make is that, as all it tourist in Ushuaia, is quite face the visit.
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  • An establishment places of the city. He is a prison built to prisoners in conditions of the day. It is currently preserved as a museum. Wandering around the city for about an hour and a half separate if necessary. A must see is a necessary place in the city.
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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.