The Pampas & the Atlantic Coast

In La Plata's Paseo del Bosque is this planetarium and observatory, with shows at weekends. Stargazing sessions are sometimes offered on Fridays from 8pm to 10pm; check the website for upcoming events.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby The Pampas & the Atlantic Coast attractions

1. Paseo del Bosque

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Plantations of eucalyptus, gingko, palm and subtropical hardwoods cover Paseo del Bosque, parkland expropriated from an estancia at the time of the city’s…

2. Museo de La Plata

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Founded in 1884, this excellent museum features the paleontological, zoological, archaeological and anthropological finds of famous Patagonian explorer…

3. Bioparque La Plata

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Within the Paseo del Bosque parkland is the former zoo, which is in the process of being transformed into a 'bioparque' housing only animals native to…

4. Casa Curutchet

0.57 MILES

The famed French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier only built two structures in the Americas: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard, and Casa…

5. Casa de Gobierno

0.94 MILES

The Flemish Renaissance Casa de Gobierno houses the provincial governor and his retinue. The building is closed to the public.

6. Pasaje Dardo Rocha

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The French Classic Pasaje Dardo Rocha was once La Plata’s main railroad station and is now the city’s major cultural center, hosting performances and…

7. Palacio de la Legislatura

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In front of Plaza San Martín is the ornate Palacio de la Legislatura, in German Renaissance style. The building is closed to the public.

8. Teatro Argentino

1.27 MILES

The Teatro Argentino is a fantastically ugly concrete monolith, but boasts great acoustics and quality ballet, symphony and opera performances.