Ushuaia is considered the most southern city of the world. It was founded on October 4, 1884 by August Lasserre. It is located on the bay of the same name, at the foot of the mountainous cord Martial.
The region presents several locations for visit and excursion; it is the place from where the main tour circuits depart.
The climate in Ushuaia is not as severe as it is believed since the mountains and the sea create a special microclimate. The climate can change from one day to another or even during a single day.
Because of its location, close to the southern pole, in summer, there are approximately eighteen hours of light; while in winter, there are approximately only seven or eight hours of light.
The city has a good hotel and gastronomic infrastructure; you can taste here the traditional fueguina, the spider crab, the black hake, the kinglet, the sea bream, the shellfish, as well as the exquisite Patagonian stick lamb cook.
It is interesting to visit
Tierra de Fuego National Park
Maipu Coastline Avenue
Other important city of the island is Rio Grande. It is considered the economic capital of the province because it is a center of communications and a place of convergence of different products.
Passengers and gods port
Is the second port in importance in the country, after Buenos Aires it has high traffic of containers besides the high traffic of ships, scientist and tourism, becoming the Antarctica entrance door.
12 de Octubre Main Square
It has the obelisk of the city that commemorates the place where the national flag was raised for first time in Ushuaia.
Eduardo Brisighelli Touristy Dock
Departure point for the sea excursions by Beagle Channel, also you could find there tourist information boots and excursion sale points.
Fin del Mundo Museum
Since 1979 the museum has been established there, its collections are completed by a full library and a regional bookstore.
Ushuaia sea museum
It is open every day from 10 to 13 and from 15 to 20. It also has a library, an art gallery, a restaurant, coffee shop and bookstore.
Nuestra Señora de la Merced Church
Salesiano church inaugurated in 1949 in a lad donated by Fique Family, in the same block is also situated Don Bosco School and the old city church.
Sarmiento Popular Library
It works originally in the historic building that nowadays is occupied by the Tourist information office, inaugurated in 1996; the project was made to provide the community a modern library building. It has 2 reading saloons, a multiple uses saloon, and a child reading saloon. It has an important books and documents collection specialized in Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia.
Antiguos Pobladores Path
Wide green area where the Beban family house is located, built among 1911 and 1913. Originally it works as Hotel Las Goletas, and also as a hospital. Nowadays is a cultural center.
Fin del Mundo Train Station of Austral Fueguino Trains
It is located in front of the Munical Camping area, 200 meters and to the right.
How to dress
It is important to have an extra coat to enjoy the strolls by Ushuaia, despite its changing climate could change from a nice sunny afternoon into a wind storm.
If you are going to stay more than 5 minutes indoors in a house or a store will be necessary take out the coat so this situation is important at the time to choose a coat.
During excursions by the countryside is mandatory the use of coats and water proof shoes. Is recommendable the use of clothes in layers and the use of a backpack to transport the coats by moments.
The sun shades are also a important accessory specially if you are going to enjoy a snowy landscape.