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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
Recomendable para conocer un poco mas la historia de esta hermosa ciudad. Las exposiciones también vale la pena verlas more »Recommended to know a little more the history of this beautiful city. The exhibitions are also worth seeing
Intéressante reconversion d’un bagne en musée. Même s’il y a quantité de sujet abordé (c’est quand même un peu un bric à brac sans grande logique par moment), la configuration des lieux s’adapte bien ... more »Interesting conversion of a prison into a museum. Even if there are a lot of topics discussed (it's still a bit of a bric-a-brac without much logic at times), the configuration of the place adapts well to the museum on prison on the other hand for the rest, it is not really adapted and it is difficult to follow the logic ...
Fantastic historic jail of Ushuaia, Argentina, now preserved as museum. The building is in excellent condition. One of the aisle is an art gallery. Very nice to visit. Same the rest of the "Museo Marítimo". Guided tours: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Also by paying an extra fee you can have earphones which you can have a very good idea of the whole prison and its museum. Worth to visit!!
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.
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