Attractions

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

Ferrowhite is the kind of ghostly landmark you see from far away and no matter how eerie, you can't stop yourself from inching closer and closer. The castle-like power plant, built by Italians in the 1930s, sits bes…
Lake in Mar Chiquita

Albúfera Mar Chiquita

Fed by creeks from the Sierras de Tandil and sheltered by a chain of sand dunes, the lagoon Albúfera Mar Chiquita alternately drains into the ocean or absorbs seawater, depending on the tides. This creates a unique …
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 – …
Port in Bahía Blanca

Puerto Bahía Blanca

The working port is now open for entry, and includes the new Paseo Portuario – a drive which takes you past two overlooks: Balcón Del Mar, accessed by a concrete path studded with the original shipping bit, and anot…
Tower in Mar del Plata

Torre Tanque

This interesting medieval-style water-storage tower, atop Stella Maris hill, was finished in 1943 and is still functioning. It's 88m high (that's 194 stairs), but has just two floors! The top floor is glassed in, bu…
Museum in Bahía Blanca

Museo del Puerto

Housed in a colorfully painted former customs building dating from 1907, 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 pel…
Park in Villa Gesell

Piñar del Norte

The nucleus of what became Villa Gesell can be found among the trees in the town center, planted long ago by founder Carlos Gesell. Among the shade trees is his old house, Casa Histórica, now a small museum. It cont…
Beach in Mar del Plata

Playa Escondida

For the adventurous, there’s Playa Escondida, some 25km south of Mardel, which claims to be Argentina’s only legal nude beach.
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…