Top things to do in La Plata

La Plata Cathedral Demry/Flickr

La Plata Cathedral ©Demry/Flickr

The astonishing city of La Plata is one of the top urban travel destinations of Argentina. It is a beautiful city, being home to lots of landmarks and great tourist attractions, including the Palacio Municipal, the beautiful cathedral, the Estación del Ferrocarril Roca, the Garibaldi’s statue, the Plaza Dardo Rocha, the Museo de Ciencias Naturales and so on. There are several astonishing sights to visit here. Besides, there are great things to do in the city. If you are planning a visit to this beautiful city and you are interested in the top things to do in La Plata, read the following guide. Visiting this amazing city will surely be a memorable travel experience.

Walk in the city centre

The major part of the tourist attractions of La Plata are situated in the city centre. The city centre is dominated by the large Plaza Moreno. The wonderful cathedral is situated at one end of the square, while the beautiful City Hall can be found at the other end.

In between there are other fantastic sights, such as the Palacio Municipal, different monuments and sculptures. The square is very popular among both local people and visitors. Walking here is surely one of the best ways to explore the city’s jewels.

La Plata, Plaza Moreno blmurch/Flickr

La Plata, Plaza Moreno ©blmurch/Flickr

Have a religious experience in the wonderful La Plata Cathedral

The astonishing cathedral of La Plata dominated the cityscape. Situated at one end of the Plaza Moreno, it is one of the major visitor attractions of the city. The full name of the religious building is the Metropolitan Cathedral of La Plata “Immaculate Conception”. The breathtaking Roman Catholic cathedral is a Neogothic structure. It is famous for being one of the largest of its kind in Latin America. With its huge spires it is one of the four tallest churches in America. Visiting the cathedral is surely a great thing to do. 

La Plata Cathedral Demry/Flickr

La Plata Cathedral ©Demry/Flickr

Relax in the green spaces of the city

La Plata is considered a “very green city”. Its biggest open space wears the name of “Paseo del Bosque”. The immense green space includes a lake, the La Plata Zoo, the Natural Science Museum, an astronomical observatory and other features. It is very popular among visitors. Among the other parks of La Plata is the Parque Pereyra Iraola which is also a great place to go if you would like to relax in an open space.

La Plata park .v1ctor./Flickr

La Plata park ©.v1ctor./Flickr

Make a weird experience – visit La Plata Cemetery

You might find it weird to visit a cemetery, but La Plata’s cemetery is a popular place for visitors. It is famous for its remarkable architectural structures, including family vaults of Egyptian revival, Neo-Gothic, neoclassical, Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles.

Take the kids to the dinosaurs in the Museum of Natural Sciene

In case you are traveling with children, the best thing to do to satisfy their preferences, too, is to take them to the Museum of Natural Science. The highlights of the museum are with no doubt the huge dinosaur skeletons. Besides, there are other exhibited stuffed animals here, including mammals and birds. Mummies are other interesting attractions of the museum. It is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00. (April 2013)

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