Casa Beban

Buildings with history 

This building is one of the greatest exponents of the local architectural heritage. It was declared Cultural Heritage of the City of Ushuaia by Resolution of the Deliberative Council (09/10/96). Countless social events of significance for the people of Ushuaia took place in this place. It belonged to Tomás Beban (son of an immigrant of Croatian origin), who, when he decided to get married, ordered the panels for his future house from Sweden. The house was brought disassembled and installed between 1911 and 1913.

It was used as a family residence until the death of Tomás in 1963 (he had married Paula Amanda Arias and they had eight children). Later, a clinic and the hotel Las Goletas operated there. Later, the descendants of the family sold it.

Due to the deterioration it was showing, the Municipality of Ushuaia decided to recover the building and move it from the place where it was built (857 Maipú Avenue) to its current location in the Paseo de los Antiguos Pobladores (Old Settlers' Promenade). Subsequently, two other old buildings in the same sector - the Pena and Torres houses - were moved, in accordance with a "Pueblo Viejo" project of the Municipality of Ushuaia, to rescue the historical-architectural heritage of the city.

On November 4, 1994, the Beban House was inaugurated as a Cultural and Exhibition Centre.

Contact information

Av. Maipú (between G. Pluschow and A. Sobral).

Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm. Guided visit: 11 am and 4 pm.

Free admission