You have reached the southernmost tip of land in the world… yes, you read well. Tierra del Fuego is the last province of Patagonia and one of the last stops before Antarctica, the white continent. Between shag mountains and the historic Beagle Channel nested Ushuaia, is its capital city. This guide is your first step to exploring the attraction and learning about the things to do in Ushuaia.
Tierra del Fuego it’s in fact a huge island, detached from the continent by the famous Magellan Strait, the main natural cross path between the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean, discovered by the Portuguese Fernando de Magallanes in 1520. Ushuaia sits on the south of the island and at the shore of the Beagle Channel. When Europeans set foot on the islands, marveled at the many fires made by the inhabitants of the region, the Yamanas, a community of superb fishermen and sailors. They were the first explorers of the archipelago divided between the Argentinian and Chilean Patagonia, the first to navigate through the channel and lakes in their canoes.
Today, in Ushuaia, there are museums dedicated to the story of the yamanas, and tours to visit the remains of some former settlements. Ushuaia, founded as an Anglican mission and then known to feature the most southern Prison in Argentina, focuses on tourism as its main activity. Let’s show you some attractions in Ushuaia!