Catedral de los Santos Pedro y Cecilia

Mar del Plata

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.

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Nearby Mar del Plata attractions

1. Torreón del Monje

1.05 MILES

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…

3. Torre Tanque

1.22 MILES

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…

4. Centro Cultural Villa Victoria

1.46 MILES

Victoria Ocampo, founder of the literary journal Sur, hosted literary salons with prominent intellectuals from around the world – Borges, Le Corbusier,…

5. 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…

6. Playa Escondida

18.46 MILES

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

7. Albúfera Mar Chiquita

29.81 MILES

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…