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Posted by on Aug 21, 2011 in Argentina, South America

La Plata, Argentina day trip

La Plata, Argentina day trip

Took a little adventure to the near by city of La Plata. Its a quiet city but with a BEAUTIFUL cathedral. Had a splendid day walking around the streets and listening to music.

 

La Plata (The Silver) is the capital city of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Population: 574, 369 (2001 Census)

“The Cathedral of La Plata, dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, is the largest Roman Catholic sanctuary in the city of La Plata inArgentina, 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.”

The city is extremely easy to get to via bus from the Buenos Aires City Retiro station. It costs 7 Pesos one way from Buenos Aires – La Plata. The La Plata Bus station is 5 blocks away from the main street of La Plata which has all major sights and eventually leads to the Cathedral of La Plata.