Mar del Plata Downtown Tour II, Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata is a major town for cultural attractions for tourists. For those interested in art and culture, there are theaters which provide live music and great cultural performances, as well as a large number of museums with interesting artifacts on display. Take the following tour to learn more about the culture of Mar del Plata.
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Mar del Plata Downtown Tour II Map

Guide Name: Mar del Plata Downtown Tour II
Guide Location: Argentina » Mar del Plata (See other walking tours in Mar del Plata)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Author: karenl
Museo del Mar

1) Museo del Mar (must see)

The Museum of the Sea is a museum of marine biology and aquarium in the seaside city of Mar del Plata. A gift box containing fifteen seashells, and delivered to 18-year-old Benjamín Sisterna from his brother in 1932, created a lifelong fascination with sea shells and oceanography in the young man. Twenty-six trips around the world in sixty years resulted in a personal collection of over 30,000 shells, fossils and marine invertebrates, among other items.

Sisterna's death in 1995 left the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Juan Carlos Castagnino Municipal Museum of Art

2) Juan Carlos Castagnino Municipal Museum of Art (must see)

The Juan Carlos Castagnino Municipal Museum of Art is the premier museum of fine arts in Mar del Plata. Commissioned by the Ortíz Basualdo family of Buenos Aires, among the most prominent landowners in Argentina, the distinctive villa on Mar del Plata's prestigious Stella Maris Hill was built in 1909 as a summer residence. Designed by Luis Dubois and Pablo Pater, the eclecticist, Art nouveau villa followed a picturesque movement in French architecture common to new, upscale residences in...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Monumento Lobos Marinos

3) Monumento Lobos Marinos

Located in the heart of the town, the monument is a remarkable symbol of Mar del Plata which became the most photographed sculpture for tourists. Originally inaugurated in 1940, the statue is made of local stone and is located here because the former settlements of the sea lions could be found on Playa Bristol. Made by the famous sculptor Fioravanti, the sculpture shows the location of the stairs which lead down to the Playa...   view more
Teatro Colón

4) Teatro Colón (must see)

Founded in 1892 and officially opened in 1924, the Teatro Colón is notable for its unique architecture and the richness of its performances. Situated near Plaza San Martin, the theater was designed by architect A. Pascual and is considered an original work of huge importance to the history of Mar del Plata. The building is an example of Spanish architecture with neo-colonial interiors. The exterior facade is decorated with Gothic elements and Renaissance arches and is dominated by a central...   view more
Centro Cultural Osvaldo Soriano

5) Centro Cultural Osvaldo Soriano

Situated in the center of Mar del Plata, the building is a well-known place for locals and tourists due to its beautifully-colored facade and the interesting cultural events which it hosts throughout the year. The building houses the municipal library of the city and a cultural center. The center provides various interesting activities for the entire family, ranging from movies and theater to all kinds of music and great collections of books. It is a great option for visitors who want to enjoy a...   view more
Museo Municipal de Ciencias Naturales Lorenzo Scaglia

6) Museo Municipal de Ciencias Naturales Lorenzo Scaglia (must see)

Situated in Plaza Espana, this the first museum that attracted scientists from all over the world and many other paleontologists who came to study and see its interesting collections. Officially inaugurated in February 1938, the museum is divided into two important sections: a hall which hosts exhibits of scientists, and the other which houses the dinosaurs’ collection, an aquarium with fresh water and a park for children which makes the museum a favorite. It also displays some of the most...   view more
Quilmes Restaurant

7) Quilmes Restaurant

Situated in Quilmes Athletic Club, the Quilmes Restaurant is one of the oldest in Mar del Plata. The restaurant provides a comfortable atmosphere and an environment perfect for different types of events such as business meetings or social events and first class shows. The restaurant contains three VIP rooms on the first floor, big TVs, air-conditioning, great music and a recreation area for children with a large plastic castle and table games. The restaurant also offers fine cuisine, quality...   view more

Walking Tours in Mar del Plata, Argentina

Create Your Own Walk in Mar del Plata

Create Your Own Walk in Mar del Plata

Creating your own self-guided walk in Mar del Plata is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Southern Mar del Plata Walking Tour

Southern Mar del Plata Walking Tour

Mar del Plata offers tourists an excellent opportunity for relaxation through its spas, beaches and amusement complexes which can accommodate visitors' preferences and budgets. As one of most beautiful towns, its numerous parks, reservations, famous squares and other green spaces with colorful flora give visitors a stunning landscape. Take the following tour to discover some great stops for tourists to this town to have an unforgettable experience.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.0 km
Mar del Plata Downtown Tour I

Mar del Plata Downtown Tour I

Mar del Plata is a fascinating seaside province with plenty of historical buildings, imposing landmarks, stunning churches, and an unforgettable Latin atmosphere. The most outstanding attractions include Catedral de los Santos Pedro y Cecilia, Chateau Frontenac Hotel and Edificio Demetrio Eliades. Take the following tour to discover the most outstanding attractions in downtown Mar del Plata!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Mar Del Plata Shops

Mar Del Plata Shops

Shopping in Mar del Plata is mostly concentrated in the center which has various specialty stores and lovely boutiques from which to buy. Tourists can also visit some shopping malls and open markets where they will find numerous local items, interesting souvenirs and leather goods. Visitors can try to find everything they're looking for in an hour or spend days browsing the shopping areas. Take the following walking tour and discover the shopping delights of Mar del Plata.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Known primarily for its stunning beaches and surf breaks, Mar del Plata is also an architecture-rich destination set on the Argentinean Atlantic coast. Some of the city's elegant late-19th-early-20th-century buildings now house museums, theaters, hotels and other attractions. If you have a taste for architecture, follow this walk and enjoy the alternate side of Mar del Plata resort!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Mar del Plata Landmarks

Mar del Plata Landmarks

Mar Del Plata is a well-known tourist city. It offers a picturesque view of the history of its people through its interesting historic sites, stunning architecture, art and landmarks. Here is a list of Mar del Plata's most prominent landmarks that you should take into consideration in your walking tour.

Tour Duration: 6 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 14.5 km