Top Choice Port in Mar del Plata

Puerto Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata is one of Argentina’s most important fishing centers. Its port area, 8km south of the city center, is worth a visit, though public access to the jetty – and its graveyard of ruined ships, half-sunken a…
Top Choice Historic Building in Bahía Blanca

Museo Taller Ferrowhite

Grandiose and ghostly, Ferrowhite is the kind of landmark you see from far away and think 'what in the world is that?' The castle-like power plant, built by Italians in the 1930s, sits beside massive grain elevators…
Top Choice Historic Building in Mar del Plata

Torreón del Monje

Grand and castle-like, positioned on a cliff over the ocean, Torreón del Monje is hard to miss – look for the red domes and the stone footbridge straddling the oceanfront road. This classic landmark is a throwback t…
Church in Mar del Plata

Catedral de los Santos Pedro y Cecilia

Facing the leafy Plaza San Martín, this neo-Gothic building features gorgeous stained glass, an impressive central chandelier from France, English tiled floors and occasional choral concerts.
Cultural Center in Mar del Plata

Centro Cultural Villa Victoria

Victoria Ocampo, founder of the literary journal Sur, hosted literary salons with prominent intellectuals from around the world – Borges, Le Corbusier, and Rabindranath Tagore were among more distinguished guests – …
Museum in Mar del Plata

Archivo Museo Histórico Municipal Roberto T Barili

In the Villa Emilio Mitre (1930), a former summer residence of the Argentine oligarchy, this museum houses a superb collection of late-19th-century photographs, along with other exhibits recalling Mar del Plata’s co…
Museum in Mar del Plata

Museo Municipal de Arte Juan Carlos Castagnino

Built in 1909 as the summer residence of a prominent Argentine family, the turreted Villa Ortiz Basualdo now houses this fine arts museum; its interior exhibits paintings, photographs and sculptures by Argentine art…
Museum in Bahía Blanca

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

Worth checking out is Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, showcasing local and national artists.
Museum in Bahía Blanca

Museo del Puerto

Housed in a colorfully painted former customs building, this small but engaging museum is a tribute to the region’s immigrants. The rooms include archives and photographs, and mock-ups of an old peluquería (barber s…
Marine Park in San Clemente del Tuyú

Mundo Marino

Mundo Marino, 3km northwest of the center of San Clemente, is South America’s largest marine park and home to a selection of marine and terrestrial mammals. It offers entertainment such as seal and dolphin shows, wh…