Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, Ushuaia

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4.1/5 based on 3,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • Essentially a closed prison that were against entering into a city, we can see the place. Nearly every cell we will find something new. Who likes museums do not miss out.
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  • Great place to learn, not far from the Centre, visit the famous prison and where he hosted its most famous prisoner.
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  • Don't forget to visit the Museum and recommend do so with guided tour. The talk is interesting and allows you to know much more of the prison as the origins of the city. Input enabled to join the Museum for 48 hours. Highly recommended.
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  • 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.
  • very interesting grounds, but the museum is curated pretty hapazardly, and a lot of exhibits feel like filler material.
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