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. Using our world travel planner, Ushuaia attractions like Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A trip to the past. Very well preserved just that a little face the entrance. Very good art gallery which you can also visit
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  • As the title implies it we did tour with guide Julian, had never happened to me have a little biased and so boring Guide, is note that not enjoying his work, he relates the events as if it were a story, zero emotion, I saw the truth that we ruined SITA. They would have to find people with more professionalism and who likes to talk and tell stories as you must surely have and many prison at the end of the world. The Museum seemed very good, why three rating points.
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  • Visit the former penal colony that end up in cells that are impressive to see in what conditions these men exiled at the end of the world, even though some had committed horrible acts lived
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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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