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La Plata is located at 60 km. from Buenos Aires. Only an hour away by bus. Buses depart from several points of the capital city, Buenos Aires, every 20 minutes.

It has a population of almost 600.000 inhabitants, including the cities of Berisso and Ensenada, with which it forms an area called "Gran La Plata".

It's considered a city of administration and a campus city as well. There are 16 Graduate Schools that are part of the Universidad Nacional de La Plata where more than 80.000 students attend to classes, there are 5200 young graduates per year, and the academic offer includes 104 different Mayors and 134 Postgraduate studies. At the same time, as La Plata is the capital city of the largest province of the country, the Head offices of numerous organizations are settled here. La Plata is considered one of the main cities of Argentina and South America for its great architectural, sporting and cultural heritages.

For the ones that do not know the story of La Plata, it was born under a wrap of mystery that started in its lodges, sects, religious people, and very impressive and sometimes, even scary signals. Like in no other place, many symbols appear in the sculptures, historic buildings and also in the map of the city, from which several myths and urban legends were born.

This is a young city for young people, with a great range of options in terms of gastronomy, cinematography, theatres, cultural activities and night life.


Urban Design of the city
La Plata is one of the few cities in the world which was planed before it occupation. Its design is studied in many universities of the world, including its squares, parks, avenues, streets, buildings, sculptures, and its singular vegetation.
 
Astronomic Observatory and Museum of Natural Sciences
It is considered one of the most important museums of the world because of the valuable pieces it conserves. There are also 28 other museums including Bellas Artes, the Cathedral Museum, the Historic File, the Azzarini´s musical instruments collection, etc.
 
Berisso & Ensenada
The Rio de La Plata beaches, in Berisso and Ensenada, two typical Immigrant neighborhoods, with their buildings and costumes, the Piria Palace, Río Santiago Islands, La Plata´s Port, antique cold storage plants and foundational houses.
 
Meridiano V

is a traditional neighborhood located in the south of the city, where the stone pavement, nostalgic bars and old lampposts will take you to the past. In the old train station there is a very important cultural center.

Public and private buildings with amazing architectonic works
The Teatro Argentino (with international shows), the Coliseo Podestá Theatre, La Nona, Opera y Princesa, Ciudad de La Plata Stadium (one of the most modern in South America), Pasaje Dardo Rocha, Municipalidad (Town Council), Ministries, many colleges and schools, Casa de Gobierno (Goverment Officies), Legislature Offices, Palacio de Justicia (Justice Hall), Presidencia de la UNLP, Banco de la Nación Argentina, Banco Hipotecario y Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Hospital de Niños (Children´s Hospital).
 
Parks
There are many parks in the city (Paseo del Bosque, Jardín Botánico, Zoológico, Jardín de la Paz, Parque Saavedra, Plaza San Martín, etc.), and beautiful natural paradises (Pereyra Iraola Park, ECAS, Protected Area of the Río de La Plata, Los Talas, Isla Paulino, the Ecologic Park)
 
Curutchet House
It was built between the years 1949 and 1953. It is the only building ever built in Latinamerica by the architect Le Corbusier.
The Cathedral
It is America’s tallest cathedral (112 metres). In 1994 was considered among the ten most important cathedrals of the world, and its name was inscribed in Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City.
 
Children´s Republic
A thematic park of 53 hectares, where everything has been built to scale: castles, oriental palaces, public buildings, a chapel, a lake, a train and much more.
 
Burning of big “muñecos” (dolls) on New Year ’s Eve

The burning of big dolls is a symbol of this city. This way to receive the New Year has unique particularities that we don’t find in other places in the world. In several corners of the city, the neighbors build big rag dolls that are burned at 12 o’clock p.m. accompanied with fireworks, delighting all people nearby. The event continues through the night and is a perfect excuse to have fun and celebrate the New Year’s beginning with family and friends. The tradition repeats itself each year with increasingly more elaborate works.

 

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