4. The Argentine Navy Museum Ships

The ARA Uruguay corvette and the ARA Sarmiento frigate are two historic attractions.

Just a short walk from each other you can find the ARA Uruguay Museum Ship and the ARA Sarmiento Frigate. The former was incorporated into the Argentine navy's fleet in 1874 and saw more than 50 years in service, most significantly in the Antarctic. The Sarmiento, meanwhile, was built in 1897 and spent long months at sea until 1938, after which it served as a training ship. 

Both ships are permanently moored and visitors can tour the bunks, machine rooms, boilers, and see historic documents and photographs that detail the lives of the former crews in order to get a feel for their lives at sea.

  • ARA Presidente Sarmiento: Alicia Moreau de Justo 900, dock 3
  • ARA Uruguay: Alicia Moreau de Justo 500, dock 4
  • Telephone: 5411 4334-9386 / 1090
  • www.ara.mil.ar
  • Days and opening times: every day, including public holidays, 10am - 7pm.
  • Under 5s enter free.

Guided tours for groups and schools: 10am - 2pm with prior arrangement.