Convicts were transferred from Isla de los Estados (Staten Island) to Ushuaia in 1906 to build this national prison, finished in 1920. The cells, designed for 380 inmates, held up to 800 before closing in 1947. Famo…
Part art project, part urban refuge, a city block of lenga forest is preserved from encroaching development by one determined family.
Casa Beban was built in 1911 using parts ordered from Sweden, and sometimes hosts local art exhibits.
Small but carefully tended, this museum has an excellent overview of the Yahgan (Yamaná) way of life. It delves into their survival in harsh weather without clothing, why only women swam and how campfires were kept …
Built in 1903, this former bank contains exhibits on Fuegian natural history, stuffed birdlife, life of natives and early penal colonies, and replicas of moderate interest. Guided visits are at 11am and 3:30pm.
The century-old Iglesia de la Merced was built with convict labor.
The 1894 Legislatura Provincial was the governor’s official residence.