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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Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia Reviews
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  • October 5, 2017
    We arrived around 3:00 pm. We digest that we could visit the Museum although there were no guided tours. The cost of entry was the same 400 pesos per person. We decided to enter and a disappointment, had closed places; the very poor museology. We ended up see the Museum as in 40 minutes, until the closed shop of the Museum. DISAPPOINTMENT
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  • October 5, 2017
    Who is in Ushuaia, must meet this which is the main Museum of the city, the Valley ticket for two days, has a collection of Ushuaia and Rico region. The visit must be made without rush.
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  • October 5, 2017
    We traveled to Ushuaia at the end of September 2016. They recommended us to visit this museum/Presidio before taking the train from the end of the world, and so we did. The guided tour is excellent! To learn a little of the history of Argentina. The presidio originated in an idea of national Senator for Santa Fe Dr. Nicasio B. Oroño, to avoid the death penalty and promote colonization and expansion of the country.
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  • November 23, 2016
    MUST VISIT!
  • August 3, 2017
    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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  • April 13, 2017
    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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  • June 24, 2017
    It really is a unique place full of history, very well maintained and preserved, it is worthwhile to explore it
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  • March 8, 2017
    The Museum was very good but in addition we had a guide explaining very well, that was bueniiiiisimoooo
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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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