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La Plata

Country
Argentina
State
Buenos Aires
City
La Plata
Type of Location
Multiple
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How to Reach

By Air

The nearest airport to La plata is Buenos Aires international airport, Ministro Pistarini International Airport, is located in the suburb of Ezeiza and is often called "Ezeiza".The Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airport, located in the Palermo district next to the riverbank, serves only domestic traffic and flights to Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.A smaller San Fernando Airport serves only general aviation.

By Train

La Plata station is a railway station in the city of the same name the capital of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.The station is for the Ferrocarril General Roca of Argentina's rail network and is the terminus of the service that connects this station and Plaza Constitucion.Keep an industrial branch, which formerly ran passenger trains and cargo to Rio Santiago, Brandesburton, Pipina, Magdalena and Lezama.They also learned to run freight train station and the La Plata loads Provincial Railway Workshops ovens.The main entrance of the station is on Avenida Diagonal 1 corner 80 of the city of La Plata.The perimeter is complete with streets 116 and 39.The cab signal North La Plata, is located in Avenue 1 street corner 41.The train station of La Plata was the setting for the filming of the first scene of the movie Seven Years in Tibet in 1997.

By Bus

Buses from Retiro in Buenos Aires leave all the time - cost A$11 and take 1 hour or so.Collective units across the city have satellite positioning systems ( GPS ) in all municipal and provincial mobile units to carry out monitoring of routes, compliance schedules and frequencies.It also allows, at some stops, informing users of the approximate time of arrival of the unit.It is linked mainly with the city of Buenos Aires by the Ferrocarril General Roca, now in the hands of national government and by Ricardo Balbin Highway (Highway known as Buenos Aires-La Plata), 50 km in length, which becomes faster communications among its inhabitants.The General Roca railway connects the city with most of the towns of southern Buenos Aires and the city of Buenos Aires.

By Road

Other important connections with the Greater Buenos Aires and the interior are the Provincial Railroad (now closed), Avenida Juan Domingo Peron (better known as the Centennial Trail ), the General Belgrano Road (Provincial Route 1, former National Route 1 ), the Provincial Route 215, Routes Provincial RP 6 and RP 11.

Key places to visit
Cathedral of La Plata, Argentine New Theatre, La Plata Museum, Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, Malvinas Islands Cultural Centre, Latin American Contemporary Art Museum of La Plata, Theatre Coliseo Podesta, Astronomical Observatory of La Plata


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Places to Visit

Cathedral of La Plata

The Cathedral of La Plata, dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, is the largest Roman Catholic sanctuary in the city of La Plata in Argentina and one of the largest in Latin America.This Neogothic edifice is located in the geographical center of the city, facing the central square, Plaza Moreno and the City Hall.Inspired by the European cathedrals of Amiens and Cologne its plans were drawn by architect Ernesto Meyer under the direction of city planner Pedro Benoit. The cornerstone was laid in 1884, and it was consecrated as the Parroquia Nuestra Señora de los Dolores in 1902.The parish church, which continued undergoing works, was designated a cathedral in 1932.In the 1930s, fearing that the foundation had been underestimated, workers halted construction.The spires were left unfinished and the exterior brick work was left undressed.In the mid 1990s, an ambitious plan of restoration and completion was carried out.Once the bricks were restored, the decision was made to leave them undressed.The building's exposed-brick exterior is thus unusual to some extent and it makes La Plata Cathedral resemble the brick Gothic style of many churches in northern Europe, such as Uppsala Cathedral in Sweden and Roskilde Cathedral in Denmark.

Argentine New Theatre

is the second most important lyric opera house in Argentina, after the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. The Teatro Argentino is located in a central block of the city of La Plata, the capital of Buenos Aires Province.The venue occupies the block bounded by the 9 and 10 streets and 51 & 53 avenues; it belongs to the so-called Monumental Axis of public buildings in La Plata.Unfortunately, a major fire destroyed the original building in 1977, leaving only the badly damaged exterior walls standing. Against national and international outcry, the de facto government of the military dictatorship at the time (the so-called Proceso de Reorganizacion Nacional) decided against rebuilding the original classic structure. Instead, it chose to replace it with a massive Theatre and Cultural Centre designed in a brutalist style, located on the same city block.The new complex includes today a 2,000-seat operatic venue with a typical European horseshoe structure, named Alberto Ginastera Hall after the famous Argentine composer.An enormous three-tonne bronze chandelier with 400 light-bulbs hangs over the main floor, in an exact replica of the one featured in the original building.The complex also includes the smaller 300-seat Astor Piazzolla Hall, as well as rehearsal areas, and space for the associated technical shops. The lower level includes the Emilio Pettoruti Exhibition Hall for permanent and transient art collections.Despite the excellent technical facilities and the superb acoustics of the main hall, the complex itself, built in brutalist style, continues to be regarded as a sort of eyesore by the local population.

La Plata Museum

is a natural history museum in La Plata, Argentina.The building, 135 meters (443 feet) long, today houses 3 million fossils and relics (including 44,000 botanical items), an amphitheatre, opened in 1992, and a 58,000-volume library, serving over 400 university researchers.Around 400,000 visitors (8% of whom are from outside Argentina) pass through its doors yearly, including a thousand visiting researchers.Childhood excursions with his father and older brother led the 14-year-old Francisco Moreno to mount a display of his growing collection of anthropological, fossil and bone findings at his family's Buenos Aires home in 1866, unwittingly laying the foundations for the future La Plata Museum.Its collections drew the attention of the world's anthropological community from the beginning, attracting numerous visiting international scholars.It earned the American Association of Museums accreditation, as well as plaudits from one of the United States most prestigious naturalists at the time, Henry Augustus Ward, who deemed the museum to be the fourth most important of its kind in the world.

Estadio Ciudad de La Plata

is a multi-purpose stadium located in the city of La Plata, Argentina. It is also known popularly as the Estadio Unico and is owned by the Province of Buenos Aires, administered jointly by the provincial government, the Municipality of La Plata and the football clubs Estudiantes de La Plata and Gimnasia y Esgrima de la Plata.Opened on June 7, 2003, the Estadio Ciudad de La Plata is one of the most modern of Latin America, even without having completed all of the planned construction. Its tenants include Estudiantes LP and Gimnasia y Esgrima LP.Gimnasia returned to their original stadium in mid 2008.It is located between 32nd and 526th avenues, 25 Street and 21.The American rock band Pearl Jam played at the stadium on November 13, 2011, as part of their 20th anniversary tour.Guns N' Roses played here on October 8, 2011.Aerosmith performed at this stadium on October 28 as a part of their Back On the Road Tour.Britney Spears will perform with her Femme Fatale Tour on November 20, 2011.

Malvinas Islands Cultural Centre

is one of the cultural centers of the city of La Plata, capital of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.It is in the Falklands Square (located at 19 and 51).The Falkland Islands Cultural Centre was opened by Julio Alak, the August 7 of 1998.It occupies the building where, since 1917 - former officers' mess Infantry Regiment 7.The military division, with a long history of residing in areas outside the walls, part of the legendary campaign to Upper Peru and moved to La Plata on the eve of the First World War.The creation of the Cultural Center project was part of a recovery municipal public green spaces inspired by the original design of La Plata planned by architect Juan Martin Burgos and engineer Pedro Benoit, who had given the farm a destination the main square next to Plaza San Martin, with the intention of flanking the geographic center of town.This building in 1930 saw the resignation of Hipolito Irigoyen to the presidency of the nation and the execution of Colonel Cogorno along with other members of the Army, during the uprising of June 9th of 1956.While in 1982 parts of this building thousands of young conscripts who participated in the Falklands War.In honor of them, preserved on a wing of the square the iron gate that belonged to the Regiment.

Latin American Contemporary Art Museum of La Plata

is a museum of fine arts located in the city of La Plata, Buenos Aires Province.Opened in 1999, has an important collection of works of art. The access is free and open to the public.The museum has four main collections: Heritage Collection: This collection will include works by Antonio Segui, Enio Iommi, Julio Le Parc, Juan Mele, Alejandro Puente, Adolfo Nigro, Rogelio Polesello, among many others.Silva Collection, consisting of 80 works of artist Julio Silva, made ​​small-sized goose down, brush, Chinese ink and watercolor on paper elderly, among others.Tomasello Collection, composed of works by Luis Tomasello, covering all periods of its production from its beginnings to the latest optical kinetic works, including books - object produced in conjunction with the writer Julio Cortázar.Madi International Collection: composed of works by various artists Madi Movement International, including several from one of its founders, Arden Quin.

Theatre Coliseo Podesta

is located on Calle 10 No. 733 between 46 and 47 of the city of La Plata, capital of the province of Buenos Aires, in Argentina.Theatre in the Italian shoe made by the Uruguayan Carlos Zehndorf was originally called Teatro Olimpo Politeama inaugurated on 19 November 1886 with the opera of Rossini, The Barber of Seville by the tenor Roberto Stagno and Gemma Bellincioni.The following year it was acquired by John Joseph Podesta ( Podesta Pepe ), who became the seat of the representations of the theater pioneer Rio de la Plata.The opera premiered in Buenos Aires before and acted as Remete Lacconi important figures, Margarita Xirgu, Marian Anderson, Arthur Rubinstein, Lola Membrives and others.

Astronomical Observatory of La Plata

is an astronomical observatory located in the city of La Plata, capital of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.La Plata was a planned city, created to be the new capital of the province after the city of Buenos Aires was now to be the federal capital of Argentina.The construction of this Centre was ordered by a decree of the founder of La Plata and then governor of the province of Buenos Aires, Dardo Rocha, on May 7th of 1881.In that decree, the Engineering Department makes plans and the budget for several public buildings, including the observatory.Its construction began in November 1883, a year after the Astronomical Observatory of Paris sent astronomical instruments to the city of Bragado, Buenos Aires, to observe the transit of Venus in front of the Sun.These instruments were purchased by the Province of Buenos Aires to watch the event.The first director was Francisco Beuf (Navy lieutenant of France and director of the Naval Observatory Toulon ).Some of the achievements of the observatory was the discovery of Comet Delavan and Star Nova Puppis.Also makes a great work astrometric and meteorological data and records changes in latitudes over the years.

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