Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata
The movable playing field is unique in its kind in Latin America. It consists of 5,796 1.16 m x 1.16 m (4 ft x 4 ft) PVC modules (similar to plant pots) containing grass and featuring a drainage system. This system protects the grass if other types of events or shows are to be carried out in the stadium, as it allows the playing field to be dismounted in 48 hours.
Mundo Marino (Sea World)
One of the most important amusement complexes in Argentina, Mundo Marino is the country's first theme park and the largest oceanarium in South America. It is also one of the most popular and successful touristic and recreational attractions in Argentina. Its significance and prestige is also recognized in many other countries of the region. From the moment it was created, in 1979, it never stopped growing and introducing improvements: in its physical infrastructure, the exhibits, presentations and shows offered to the visitor, the service areas, and also the animals' habitats.
República de los Niños
This popular 53 hectares (130 acres) educational theme park features all its buildings designed to scale for children: castles, eastern palaces, public buildings, a farm, a pier, and the train that travels around the grounds and its stations. The magical and enchanting República de los Niños (which translates as Children's Republic) was built half a century ago in a 53 hectares (130 acres) ground, located in Manuel B. Gonnet, on the General Belgrano road, Municipality of La Plata, in a parcel of land that belonged to the old golf court of the "Swift Golf Club," which belonged to the English meat processing plants established in the region.
Nuestra Señora del Carmen Parochial Temple
Its construction dates from 1780, it was a watchtower of the fortress and a belfry of the first chapel of the population. It is raised inside the walls of the fortification. The tower was built by big blocks of consolidated sand Stone extracted from a quarry nearby. The fort which was demolished in 1880 after the Desert Campaing, simbolizes the roe played by Carmen the Patagones in the backing of the hispanic and creale sovereignty in the Patagonia. Since 1942 it has been National Historical Monument.
This hill is 295 meters (967 feet) above sea level, and gets its name from a curious rocky formation that crowns it. Its geological history tells us that when what we now know as the Tandilia System was formed over 2.3 billion years ago, the crystalline plinth or mountain range changing from its liquid to its solid state, left loose "drops", some of smaller dimensions and others of enormous size, as is the case of La Movediza, which, with the passage of time and the constant mutations of the planet's surface, acquired its current shape, which is a rarity, weighting 72 tons and being over 7.5 meters (24.6 feet) high. This type of rocks are known as megalithic monuments or menhirs (single standing stones) and can be found in the French Bordeaux area or in the slender and mysterious rock carvings in the Easter Island.
Designed in 1912 during the administration of Mr. Eduardo Arana. The estate was bought from Mrs. Ana I. de Santamarina on October 30, 1912. On October 4, 1913 the cornerstone was placed in the current Palacio Municipal. The architectural style is mixed (neoclassic with a similarity to Greek.) Granite from Tandil was used for the building's facade, the walls of the carriage entrance, the floor's capital base, columns, moldings, baseboards, as well as for the cement columns in the entrance, which feature detailed fine carvings.
The Movediza Hill is the stuff of legends and traditions with its extraordinary beauty that included, for thousands of years, one of the most breathtaking and rare of natural wonders: The legendary Piedra Movediza (Shifting Stone), which maintained a curious balance, with minor oscillations, on the top of the hill, making it a great tourist attraction. It weighted about 300 tons, and its highest vertex was almost 7 meters (23 feet) high, with a base diameter of 13 meters (42.6 feet) in its largest point. On February 29, 1912, the Piedra Movediza became unhooked from its millenary frame and now lies split in 3 pieces at the foot of a steep hillside. On May 17, 2007, the replica of the Piedra Movediza was officially inaugurated in the site where the original stone used to be, and the place was named Parque Lítico de la Piedra Movediza de Tandil
Palacio Municipal La Plata
With its German renaissance style, it was the result of an International Project Contest, in which the winner was German architect Uberto Stier from Hannover School. The construction, directed by architect Ernesto Meyer, began in 1883 and the building covers an area of 14,400 square meters (155,000 square feet), including the gardens.
La Plata Cathedral
The De La Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral is the greatest neo-gothic temple of South America. Its construction began in 1884, and the cathedral was inaugurated in 1932, coinciding with the city's 50th anniversary. However, it was not until 1999 that the building was finished, with the completion of its two towers. From one of them, with elevator access, the perfect layout of the city can be admired.
"Ministro Pistarini" International Airport, Ezeiza (EZE)
The Ezeiza International Airport is Argentina's main international air terminal, concentrating 85% of the country's international air traffic.
"Astor Piazzolla" International Airport, Mar del Plata (MDQ)
This airport is 10 km (6.2 mi) away from downtown Mar del Plata, one of the most important tourist centers in the country.
Bahia Blanca Airport (BHI)
The airport is located 12 km (7.4 mi) away from the city of Bahia Blanca. It is property of the Argentine Navy and home to the Comandante Espora Air and Sea Base.
Hipódromo de La Plata (Racetrack)
The history of the La Plata Racetrack dates back to December 11th, 1882, when the governor of that time, Dardo Rocha, signed a decree by which a commission was created, with Santiago Luro as chairman, with the purpose of building a horse racing circuit.
La Plata Astronomy Observatory
The La Plata Astronomy Observatory was one of the first features of the Paseo del Bosque, and its creation was possible through an act passed on October 1882. History tells that the news of the transit of Planet Venus across the solar disk in 1882 encouraged the provincial government to commission a telescope and ancillary equipment from the Gautier House in Paris. The La Plata's Observatory is the originator of the School of Astronomy and Geophysics, the first Latin American academic center on that subject, created in 1935.
Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Museum
The house the Argentine hero had built in the second half of the 19th century is preserved, with its original furniture. The annexed pavilion contains the Municipal Library “Paula Albarracín de Sarmiento” and hosts a historical photographic exhibition on the development of islands that were hugely supported by President Sarmiento. The grounds feature some old trees that were planted by Sarmiento himself.