Attractions

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 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 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…
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…
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 offers spectacular views over Mar del Plata and further out to sea. Free guided tours (i…
Nature Reserve in San Clemente del Tuyú

Reserva Natural Municipal Punta Rasa

A few kilometers north of San Clemente del Tuyú are several protected areas, including Reserva Natural Municipal Punta Rasa which is managed by the environmental NGO Fundación Vida Silvestre. At the tip of…
Aquarium in Mar del Plata

Aquarium Mar del Plata

Located 14km south of the center, near the lighthouse, is Mar del Plata’s aquarium. Animals on display include penguins, flamingos, crocodiles and lots of fish. There are sea-lion, dolphin and waterskiing shows, alo…
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 – …
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Museo del Automovilismo Juan Manuel Fangio

Named for Argentina’s most famous racing driver, the Museo del Automovilismo Juan Manuel Fangio, one of the country’s finest, preserves a multimillion-dollar collection of classic and racing cars in Fangio’s birthpl…
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…