Ushuaia is located at the end of southern Patagonia, it is the southern tip of Argentina, the end of the world or as some people call it: the beginning of everything. It is surrounded by the sea and the mountain range; from wherever you stand you can get to see either and be surprised by the colors and the immensity of nature present in the city.
As the capital of the Province of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands, Ushuaia is more than its landscapes of glacial valleys, peat bogs and ancient forests. The city offers you urban tours and places to enjoy the culture, gastronomy and thus delve into the history of this mythical corner of the world..
Formerly, Tierra del Fuego was inhabited by the Selknam or Onas, Haush, Alakalufes and Yámanas peoples. The latter, nomadic, moved in canoes through the waters of the Beagle Channel and the southern islands. The story goes that when the first European navigators approached this area, they saw large columns of smoke everywhere, which led to the name of the island “Tierra del Fuego”.
It was not until October 12, 1884, in Ushuaia that the Subprefecture of the same was created, belonging to the Argentine State. From then on and through various actions, such as the penal colonization, Ushuaia began to be Ushuaia began to grow in population and infrastructure to become the thriving town we know today.
You go for a walk around the city center and Ushuaia never ceases to surprise you.
The waterfront is a quiet place to walk, ride a bike and learn a little more about the end of the world. Starting at the Bahía Encerrada Urban Nature Reserve, a natural, historical, cultural and bird nesting environment, you will feel very close to nature. If you cross the walkway that encloses the bay and gives it its name, you can admire Ushuaia’s postcard from another perspective. In front of it is the Old Settlers’ walk that contains old houses turned into museums, cultural exhibition center and itinerant exhibitions that transport us to other times of Ushuaia.
Among the curiosities found along the waterfront is the Saint Christopher, emblematic ship stranded on the shores of the Beagle; the Falkland Islands Memorial in tribute to the fallen in the war; the Paseo de las Rosas; the walk of artisans and the mythical sign that welcomes the city at the end of the world. At the end of this tour along the waterfront you reach the commercial pier and the Paseo Pioneros Antárticos.