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Shopping in Ushuaia, Argentina: Handcrafts, Souvenirs & Malls
Ushuaia is a small city without the large shopping malls or huge department stores that are often found in big cities. Despite the fact that it is a small city, you can still find lots of places to go shopping. Ushuaia actually borders Chile, located just on the other side of the Canal Beagle. Like many other border cities it also has a free zone, where you can find duty free shops selling a whole host of tax free items.
You'll find plenty of stores selling a seemingly endless variety of handcrafts in Ushuaia. The local handcrafts are in high demand here, in particular those that are made of wood, leather, ceramic, and resins. There are also lots of jewelry stores and jewelry designers, offering wonderfully intricate pieces at very good prices. The following list includes some of the best places to go shopping in Ushuaia:
Avenida San Martin (San Martin Avenue)
This is the main avenue of the city and a great place for shopping in Ushuaia. Here you'll find a selection of stores selling all kinds of products, such as souvenirs, clothing, handcrafts, sporting goods, wines, chocolates and much more.
An important thing to consider when you go shopping in Ushuaia is that many of the stores are tax free. The majority of these stores are located on Avenida San Martin and offer a huge selection of products, including the best international brands. You should definitely take a walk down Avenida San Martin and get lost for a while in all the fascinating shops located here.
This shopping center is located in downtown Ushuaia. Here you can buy local products, along with maps, jewelry, books, leather goods, clothing, chocolates, wines and many other typical things from this picturesque region of the world
Ushuaia Handcraft Fair ( Feria Artesanal de Ushuaia)
The Feria Artesanal de Ushuaia (Ushuaia Handcraft Fair) is located close to the docks of the Canal Beagle. It is a great place to buy all kinds of high quality souvenirs and handcrafts during your visit to Ushuaia. This is a covered area, so you can visit at any time of the year regardless of whether it's sunny, rainy or even snowing.
Atlantico Sur Duty Free Shop
This is the biggest and best duty free shop in the city. It is located on Avenida San Martin, in downtown Ushuaia. Here you'll find all kinds of products, such as shoes, clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, tobacco, gourmet foods, perfumes, sporting goods, and a whole lot more.
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