Ushuaia is proud of its title as the southernmost city in the world, although in reality it is pretty compact in size. Explore this laidback city at the end of the continent, once a missionary outpost and prison colony, now also the gateway to expedition cruises through the beagle Channel and to Antarctica. Explore the old Mission neighbourhood with its historic houses such as Beban House and learn about the history of its first settlers. There is a chance to take a chairlift ride to Le Martial Summit for some incredible views over the bay below. Then return to town to explore its small museums depicting the history of its penal colony past and also of its maritime past, as well as the End of the World Museum, which depicts the original indigenous Fueguian community that once inhabited the bay.