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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  • Just as no one would say that the concentration camps in Germany, have that great unrepeatable mystique, this former presidio has the history and atmosphere reflected in its bricks. A landmark of Ushuaia. Above all, we understood that the city spread after this settlement that began from 0. It is very well signposted and heated. A lot to read and the entrance is worth it. They make discounts to teachers and students. Highly recommended!!
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  • Very good if you want to live for a few hours the life of the city. With its imposing building and all its stories, it is a museum to visit if you are discovering Ushuaia. If I write to you by a resident friend, there is a one-time schedule and day of the week, which he will enter free of charge. It is with guidance that he will tell his story, and that of the characters most remembered as "the sourful petizo" and then you can take pictures only with your times in the place and in the cells. Quite an experience.
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  • This is a large and great museum that gives you the true feeling of what it was in past times. All the info is in English and Spanish. It has many sections (former prison corridors) with the history of the site, famous prisoners, the origin of Ushuaia and its links to the navy and Antarctic expeditions. It also has an art gallery with beautiful and well curated exhibitions, including an installation of penguins which was really beautiful. We spent nearly three hours in the museum. The entrance can be validated to return within 48 hrs.
  • Wonderful use of space, one ticket good for all museums in the prison, excellent value. The Antarctic Museum was excellent, the Maritime displays and models were interesting. Fine Art gallery wings were captivating. Ticket is good for 48hrs so I went back to finish what I could not on the first round. Would visit again 👍
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