The town proudly
advertizes itself as "Fin del Mundo", or the end of the world.
Missionaries and convicts had a very important role in the
region's history but nowadays Ushuaia is an important tourist hub for visiting the abundant Beagle Channel wildlife and
tours to Antarctica.
The naval base at Ushuaia was also the port from where in 1982 the short-lived Argentinan invasion
of the Falkland islands
started. Nowadays there is a large memorial for the fallen Argentine soldiers in the Guerra de las
We called port on Feb 29 2008 for a Beagle Channel wildlife tour and a short visit to the
capital of Tierra del Fuego.
in the morning there is plenty of sunshine in Ushuaia
but in the afternoon it starts raining
San Martin West street
yes, they have an obelisk in Ushuaia
like many places in Argentina, Ushuaia has a statue for Evita Peron
penguins down the drain? No, it leads to a souvenir shop
in the afternoon we depart for Punta Arenas, time for a last picture of Ushuaia