Top things to do

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…
Top Choice Church in La Plata

Catedral de la Plata

Construction began on La Plata's spectacular neo-Gothic cathedral in 1885, but the church wasn't inaugurated until 1932, and tower construction was only completed in 1999. The cathedral was inspired by medieval pred…
Top Choice Pub Food in La Plata

Cervecería Modelo

Dating from 1894, its ceiling hung with hams and its floors strewn with peanut shells, this classic place serves snacks, meals and ice-cold ales to a happy crowd. There are great sidewalk tables, and it’s not too ol…
Museum in La Plata

Museo de La Plata

This excellent museum features the paleontological, zoological, archaeological and anthropological finds of famous Patagonian explorer Francisco P Moreno. The eclectic collection includes Egyptian tomb relics, Jesui…
Argentine in La Plata

Carnes Don Pedro

For a great cheap takeout option, pile up your choices at the buffet here, then head to nearby Plaza San Martín for a picnic. There’s plenty of food, from fresh salads to parrilla (mixed grill) to many cooked meat a…
Parrilla in La Plata

Lo de Antonio Parrilla Fonda

A corner parrilla with an elegant edge – spacious wooden booths, fine cutlery – and a full menu of steaks and pastas, plus a succinct children's menu. It's a convenient stop if you're walking between the cathedral a…
Argentine in La Plata


This popular place with a traditional Irish-pub feel serves a decent range of food such as salads, sandwiches and pastas. The nightly happy hour features a rotating cast of whiskies and beers. There's also occasio…
Beer Garden in La Plata

Molly's Beer House

A welcome new addition to La Plata, this stylish bar occupies a beautifully restored old house. There's a lovely open-air courtyard, adding to the modern beer-garden atmosphere, and a menu of 35 different varieties …
Cafe in La Plata

Market Café

This sleek cafe and eatery is a breath of fresh air in La Plata. Come in the morning for an artfully prepared latte and freshly baked pastries, or later for fresh salads, wraps. smoothies, burgers and cocktails.
Bar in La Plata

Ciudad Vieja

A 10-minute taxi ride from the center, in the bohemian neighborhood Meridiano V, you’ll find Ciudád Vieja, offering live music from Thursday through Sunday nights.