Capital of the Tierra del Fuego province, it is a 50,000
Ushuaia was Founded on October 12 1884 with the purpose of sitting down sovereignty
on the southern area, and considered the most southern city in the world, it
is located on Ushuaia bay in the north coast of the Beagle channel
and at the base of the last part of the Andes mountain range. In
the architecture of the city they combine the original housings made of wood
iron sheet with
modern buildings lifted starting from the industrial development of the 80's.
1902 to 1947 it was headquarter of the famous Prison of Ushuaia
where the most dangerous criminals were sent. In the decade of
1950 the city became an important naval base. Today in the port
you can see ships of the Navy, tour cruises, cargo carriers
and fishing ships that they discharge king crabs.
has a coastal avenue that travels its marine border where the
Tourist port of the city is; from there, catamarans that travel
the Beagle channel come out. The center of the commercial activity
is the San Martín street, where numerous shops that sell
cared articles at a very good price since they are tax-free.
The growth of the tourist infrastructure is manifested in the
presence of a couple of five stars hotel, several of four, besides numerous
hostels and lodgings in the lower categories.
has in its surroundings many places of an incomparable beauty:
Lapataia bay, the Beagle channel with its islands, the Estancia
Harberton and Tierra del Fuego National Park,
to which you can arrive in a trip by the old prison train departing
from the station "Fin del Mundo" (end
of the world).