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Mar del Plata

Buenos Aires
Mar del Plata
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Mar del Plata is served by Astor Piazzola International Airport (MDQ/SAZM),with daily flights to Buenos Aires served by Aerolíneas Argentinas and Sol Líneas Aéreas and weekly flights to Patagonia served by LADE.

By Bus

It has a bus terminal serving most cities in Argentina.

By Train

There is a train station with two daily trains to Buenos Aires Estacion Constitucion.Highway 2 connects Mar del Plata with Buenos Aires and Route 11 connects it through the coastline, ending at Miramar, 40 km (25 mi) south of Mar del Plata. Route 88 connects to Necochea) and Route 226 to Balcarce, Tandil and Olavarria.

Key places to visit
Jose Maria Minella Stadium, Varese beach at dusk, Sts. Peter and Cecilia Cathedral, La Perla beach, The Tower of the Monk, Juan Carlos Castagnino Municipal Museum of Art


Places to Visit

Jose Maria Minella Stadium

The stadium was built for the 1978 World Cup. It has capacity for 35,354 spectators, although some of the capacity is standing only, like many Argentine stadiums.

Since there are no Argentine First Division teams in Mar del Plata, the stadium is sparsely used, mostly by second division and regional teams, and by first division teams for summer tournaments. The stadium also hosts festivals and concerts.

On February 24, 1993, the stadium played host to the second, and final, Intercontinental Cup for Nations (known as the Artemio Franchi Trophy) match between the then-defending South American football champions, Argentina, and reigning European champions, Denmark. The match ended 1–1 after extra time, but Argentina went on to win 5 – 4 on penalties.

La Perla Beach

It comprises several beaches connected by boardwalks built in different levels with facilities like bars, restaurants, restrooms and showers, parasol and tent hire, telephone booths, shops and lifeguard protection. Due to their urban location they are crowded and often visited by families with children because of the different recreational activities: gym classes, play areas for children, minifootball pitches, volleyball courts, bodyboarding, etc. They are extensive beaches with semi-coarse golden sand and important breakers.

Juan Carlos Castagnino Municipal Museum of Art

The museum's collections feature nearly 600 paintings, sculptures, lithographs, photographs and other works, including those by Argentine artists Antonio Berni, Alberto Bruzzone, Prilidiano Pueyrredon, Luis Seoane, Raul Soldi, and Juan Carlos Castagnino, for whom the museum was renamed in 1982, and of whom the museum houses 138 works.

Across the street from the Mar del Plata Museum of the Sea, the villa, an exhibit in itself, was declared Cultural Patrimony of the City of Mar del Plata in 1995.

St. Peter and Cecilia Cathedral

Come be a part of the Young Adult Ministry at the St. Cecilia Cathedral!  The Young Adult Ministry is for people like you - women and men in their 20s and 30s who are looking for more. People come to have a good time and just be social. People come to get connected to good worship. And, people come to share their time and talent with others.

Right Time to Visit

January - April
June - August


January - April -> 20(°C) - Summer
July - October -> 8(°C) - Winter


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