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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  • Place with lots of history! Chilling the Pavilion which is intact from as it was! I recommend the guided tour, given by Mr Horacio.
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  • It is the second time that I visit 20 years apart and the truth is that I liked the first time you visit them and enjoy it, with this memory lead to my family and the truth that is a visit to make it in 15/20 minutes (alert you that the visit will last hour and a half) mixed the main theme, which was the prison (in most cells there are Island General information (, the Antarctic, of the firemen of Ushuaia, the first telecommunications, etc, etc...) Very expensive entrance is the Museum authorities should review that to improve the theme and charge that entry or leave it like this, but leave a chord entry
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  • It is a different experience, I thought it was too sad for my taste. As part of the history of Ushuaia is very interesting.
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  • MUST VISIT!
  • A very interesting place. To go without trouble and if it coincides, guided tour. Don't miss the older than this part without condition, especially at night.
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  • Impressive former presidio, especially the part that is unchanged. I charm replica of the lighthouse at the end of the world. Very good tour it also. Can the entry be going within 48 hours
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  • It really is a unique place full of history, very well maintained and preserved, it is worthwhile to explore it
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  • The Museum was very good but in addition we had a guide explaining very well, that was bueniiiiisimoooo
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Where to stay in Ushuaia

Despite its nickname, Ushuaia is certainly not the end of the world when it comes to finding comfortable lodgings--as long as you plan ahead and reserve your room in advance. Hotels and hostels are equally crowded here during the peak season (October to March), so it's advisable to arrive with a solid reservation in hand. If you choose to visit during the winter (June to mid-September), expect to find many establishments closed for the season.
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