Museum in Ushuaia

Museo Marítimo & Museo del Presidio

Convicts were transferred from Isla de los Estados to Ushuaia in 1906 to build this national prison, finished in 1920. The depressing cells, designed for 380 inmates, held up to 800 before the prison closed in 1947.…
Park in Ushuaia

Parque Yatana

Part art project, part urban refuge, this city block of lenga forest is being preserved from encroaching development. The forest, whose name in Yaghan means 'weave,' is a spot for indigenous people to practice their…
Museum in Ushuaia

Museo del Fin del Mundo

Built in 1903, this former bank, close to the port, contains exhibits on Fuegian natural history, stuffed birdlife, photos of natives and early penal colonies, and replicas of moderate interest. Information is provi…
Historic Building in Ushuaia

Casa Beban

Casa Beban was built between 1911 and 1913 using materials ordered from Sweden. It sometimes hosts local art exhibits. Guided tours are offered but aren't necessary unless you're fascinated by detailed history. You …
Church in Ushuaia

Iglesia de la Merced

The century-old Iglesia de la Merced was built with convict labor. Don't make a special trip to see it, but if you pass by when strolling the main street of Av San Martín, stop in for a few minutes.
Historic Building in Ushuaia

Legislatura Provincial

The 1894 Legislatura Provincial was the governor’s official residence.