Most consider Ushuaia to be the southernmost city in the world. Ushuaia's port is a common stopover for visits to Antarctica.
The port itself, at Avenida Maipu 510, is wholly given over to commercial shipping. Passengers disembarking there generally head straight for the city proper, as there are no tourist facilities at the port terminal itself.
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