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Ushuaia City Tour with Museum of the Prison

Learn more about the origins of this amazing city at the End of the World

Why choose this excursion?

  • Enjoy Ushuaia city
  • Learn more about the history of Ushuaia
  • Visit the Prison Musum

Ushuaia City Tour with Museum of the Prison

City Tour + Tickets for Prison Museum included

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English Speaking Guide and Small Groups

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Overview

The city tour in Ushuaia offers a comprehensive exploration of the southernmost city in the world, combined with a visit to the Prison Museum, a historic site that sheds light on the region’s intriguing past. The tour typically begins with a panoramic drive through the charming streets of Ushuaia, allowing visitors to admire its picturesque setting nestled between the Andes Mountains and the Beagle Channel. Along the way, knowledgeable guides provide insight into the city’s rich history, from its indigenous roots to its transformation into a bustling port town and gateway to Antarctica. A highlight of the tour is the visit to the Prison Museum, housed within the former Presidio of Ushuaia, once a notorious penal colony. Here, visitors can explore the preserved cellblocks, learn about the harsh conditions endured by prisoners, and gain a deeper understanding of the role the prison played in shaping the region’s identity. The museum also features exhibits on the indigenous peoples of Tierra del Fuego, maritime history, and Antarctic exploration, offering a fascinating glimpse into Ushuaia’s cultural heritage. Overall, the city tour with a visit to the Prison Museum provides a captivating journey through Ushuaia’s past and present, highlighting its unique blend of natural beauty and historical significance.

itinerary

Ushuaia, capital of Tierra del Fuego, is located on the shores of the Beagle Channel and surrounded by the Martial mountains, which offers a unique landscape in Argentina thanks to a combination of mountains, sea, forests and glaciers.

We will visit the Barrio La Misión (the place where the city was founded in 1884), the Provincial Legislature (former Government House), and the upper area of ​​the city which will not allow us to enjoy an incredible panoramic view of Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel.

During the tour, we will also be able to appreciate the old houses belonging to the first Fuegian families.

On the way back we will visit the manufacturing area, to end our tour at the Maritime Museum and the Presidio of the city of Ushuaia. Tickets to the museum are included, to learn more about the origins of the city.

The most dangerous convicted the country lost its name a number. Through the gates of the Historic Pavilion it is to step back in time.
Some achieved great notoriety as the serial killer Mateo Banks who was called “the mystic”, Cayetano Santos Godino is sadly known as “petiso orejudo (big-eared shorty)” and anarchist Simon Radowitsky.

Indoors, the severe discipline imposed. Those who had good behavior work performed outside the building as logging in forests to arriving on the train from the city center. Through workshops, prisoners covered all the needs of the emerging city. They built the roads, bridges, and public buildings and in the prison ran the first printing press, the telephone, electricity, among other essential services.

Type: Traditional
Duration: PM
Cancellation Policy: 72 hs before your tour
Availability: Every day
Starting Time: around 2 pm
Finishing Time: around 5 pm
Pick Up: From Your Hotel
Drop Off: At Your Hotel
Language: English, Spanish
Minimum Booking: 1

What is Included

Optionals

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Cancellation Policy

Faq

Yes, but check with us about the prison Museum. We will check if the museum will be open or not.

Yes, the tour runs all the year

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