Ushuaia, Patagonia, Argentina…these names awake the fantasy of thousands of people all around the world. A mythic, distant, immense place. Walking along it the visitor can observe Mother Earth's motion. At the end of the plains of Patagonia, in Tierra del Fuego Province, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur, Los Andes cordillera stands out in the landscape displaying its glacier-meltwater valleys, peat bogs and ancient forests to show a paradise in the south. USHUAIA, one-of-a-kind city, capital of the Province offers its natural and cultural beauties and service infrastructure making of it a hard-to-forget destination.
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Images are stunning. Colours are present throughout the year. Blue in summer; ochre in autumn; white in winter and green in spring. Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world invite you to visit , experience and enjoy it any time of the year.
Ushuaia celebrates its birthday on October 12th. Why? Back in 1884 the expedition led by Comodoro Augusto Lasserre inaugurated Ushuaia Subprefectura (coast guard forces) on the shore of the Beagle Channel. Argentina’s flag is risen for the first time in these parts. From that moment on, the city has developed from a small little town with hundreds of inhabitants into the booming city it is now with thousands of permanent inhabitants and approximately five hundred thousand tourists coming every year.
Martial Glacier is the attraction at a short distance from the city (7 Km from downtown). It is ideal for a half-day tour. The main trail is a - 900 m -walk with incredible viewpoints of Ushuaia. Winter snow makes it perfect for beginners willing to practise alpine ski and snowboard. In summer time, visitor are welcome to experience hiking and trekking.
What do you see going across the city’s coast?
The Natural Urban Reserve is a natural, historical, cultural place and nest building area for birds. It is an example of environmental amendment. It offers beautiful views of the city with marked look outs that allow visitors feel in connection with nature.
Nave Tierra is a self sustaining home where you can find specific information on the techniques and reflect on the environmental impact of alternative ways for the building industry.
Saint Christopher is a well-known shipwreck that has been stranded on the shore of the Beagle Channel for almost a century. It came here with to assist with Monte Cervantes ship rescue which had sunk in its waters. Unfortunately, it didn’t make it and it is now part of the landscape.
The city’s Crafts Fair is located at 25 de Mayo Square, a meeting point where local artisans offer regional products made of lenga wood, handwoven home textiles, wool products, stones and other elements with images of Ushuaia.
The mythic sign Bienvenidos a la ciudad del Fin del Mundo (Welcome to Ushuaia the End of the World) where many people take pictures everyday witnessing their stay in Ushuaia is located on the boardwalk along the shore with the image of the Beagle Channel as a background.
Ushuaia is the gateway to Antarctica. On Paseo de los Pioneros (Pioneers Walkway) you can appreciate the visages of first explorers who first stepped on the White Continent during the XIX and XX centuries.
Many touristic activities at the End of the World take place around the city of Ushuaia but it is in downtown where people go to get a taste of the local gastronomy, culture and meet the locals.