Ushuaia – a city in southern Argentina on Tierra del Fuego is considered unique because of its location. It is the southernmost city not only in Argentina and South America, but also around the world.
Where to look for the end of the world? According to many, it is Tierra del Fuego located in Argentina on the Beagle Channel. It is from there that the ships set off towards the snow-white Antarctica and the windy Cape Horn.
The first thing that appears to our eyes right after leaving the airport terminal is the beautiful mountain panorama of the Argentinean Andes. All trekking enthusiasts will find suitable routes for themselves. One of them is a very interesting trail to the emerald Esmeralda lagoon.
Other interesting routes are those leading to the turquoise Laguna de los Tempanos, Vinciguerra glacier, or the most picturesque of the local glaciers, Ojo de Albino. You can also climb the nearby peaks of Cerro Cortez or Cerro del Medio. The closest to Ushuaia is Martial Glacier with a beautiful viewpoint over the city.
The heart of Ushuaia is the square “La Plaza Cívica”. It is a place commemorating the foundation of this town in October 1884. It was there that the flag was hoisted for the first time, symbolized by a small obelisk. Currently, the square is used for various national and cultural events.
The square offers a beautiful view of the Beagle Channel. Another place with an equally interesting panorama is the square with the Falkland Islands monument and a mural dedicated to the heroes of these islands.
It is worth taking a walk along the main street of the city, San Martin Avenue, where there are many restaurants, bars and shops, and the yellow and red Church of Our Lady of Mercy towers over the area. In one of the local cafes, you must try local sweets – alfajores or chocolate specialties. And the local restaurants serve the most famous in the world Argentine steaks and Patagonian lamb.
In Ushuaia, it is worth visiting the popular city museum, the building of which was a prison at the beginning of the 20th century. As it was the farthest corner of Argentina, dangerous convicts were placed there to prevent them from escaping. The prison is part of the city’s history, and the prisoners can also be considered “first settlers”.
Another historical monument is the funicular “Tren del Fin del Mundo”. It used to be used for transporting prisoners and for transporting wood collected by them during the working day. Nowadays, a legend has come alive and you can take the “End of the World Train” while admiring the panoramic point at “La Macarena” station to reach the final station and enjoy the views of Tierra del Fuego National Park.
All those seeking a sea adventure can go on a catamaran cruise on the Beagle Channel, during which you can see the nearby small islands, including one of the most famous – the island with the lighthouse Les Eclaireurs. During the cruise, you can also observe sea lions and penguins.
Ushuaia is a city on the edge of the world at the gates of Antarctica. The city tempts with its history, mountain nature and endless ocean. It brings to mind the novel by Jules Verne “The Lantern at the End of the World”. Therefore, do not wait and go on an adventure with Off the Adventure Tour.