La Plata attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in La Plata

Catedral de la Plata

Construction began on La Plata's spectacular neo-Gothic cathedral in 1885, but the building wasn't inaugurated until 1932, and the twin steeples were only completed in 1999. The design was inspired by medieval churc…
Top Choice Architecture in La Plata

Casa Curutchet

The famed French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier only built two structures in the Americas: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard, and Casa Curutchet. The strikingly modern house, commissioned by the Argentin…
Museum in La Plata

Museo de La Plata

Founded in 1884, this excellent museum features the paleontological, zoological, archaeological and anthropological finds of famous Patagonian explorer Francisco P Moreno. The eclectic collection includes Egyptian t…
Park in La Plata

Paseo del Bosque

Plantations of eucalyptus, gingko, palm and subtropical hardwoods cover Paseo del Bosque, parkland expropriated from an estancia at the time of the city’s founding. It attracts a collection of strolling families, sm…
Zoo in La Plata

Bioparque La Plata

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 Argentina, including pumas, coatis, flamingos, sea lions and how…
Planetarium in La Plata


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.
Historic Building in La Plata

Pasaje Dardo Rocha

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 exhibitions.
Museum in La Plata

Museo y Archivo Dardo Rocha

The Museo y Archivo Dardo Rocha was the vacation home of the city’s creator and contains period furniture and many of his personal knickknacks.
Theater in La Plata

Teatro Argentino

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

Palacio Municipal

Opposite the cathedral is the Palacio Municipal, designed in German Renaissance style by Hanoverian architect Hubert Stiers. The building is closed to the public.