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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  • This former prison offers a good overview of the city's history ranging from Antarctic expeditions to local history. The museum consists of 5 main wings, but only 1 lived up to the expectations, the o...  more »
  • We spent the day off a cruise ship and later in the afternoon we went to the museum. We had just over 1-/2 hours and it wasn't near enough, we literally ran through the displays and only read a few of...  more »
  • This stop was included on a 2 weeks trip. I was pleasantly surprised at the variety of displays and some of the humorous displays.  more »
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  • MUST VISIT!
  • 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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  • The Museum was very good but in addition we had a guide explaining very well, that was bueniiiiisimoooo
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  • It shows very well, Ushuaia in the course of time
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  • That is the origin of the population of Tierra del Fuego. There begins the story.
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