Nature lovers should join one of the many expeditions to the nearby islands and glaciers. The Tierra del Fuego National Park is another major tourist attraction with a wide variety of plants and animals. Ushuaia is also a base for cruises ... More to Antarctica.
The old prison is now a museum called the Museo Marítimo y ex presidio de Ushuaia. Here you can learn more about Ushuaia’s culture and history.
Another major attraction is the Ferrocarril Austral Fueguino, which is an ancient steam locomotive with delightfully painted wagons. It takes visitors from Ushuaia station to the National Park.
Ushuaia has a population of approximately 64,000 people. The city was originally built around a prison by British colonists. Most of the inhabitants ... More of have descended from the Yamana people a local indigenous population the British and the prison workers.
The influence of European culture is evident in the music, theatre and attire of the local populace.
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