The 10 Best Things to Do in Mar del Plata, Argentina

February 18, 2018 Lean Nau

Argentina's top beach resort town, Mar del Plata boasts 10 miles of sandy beaches, from family-oriented La Perla in the north to very popular Bristol in the center and sophisticated Faro in the south. Regardless of the beach, expect very dense crowds, particularly in the summer months. Once an elite enclave, it now attracts visitors of all budgets.
Restaurants in Mar del Plata

1. Torre Tanque

C/ Mendoza y Falucho, Mar del Plata, Argentina +54 223 451-4681
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Torre Tanque

Reviewed By Hugh B - Pleasantville, New York

Walking on my way to Guemes St I could not help but notice this commanding water tower. It is a glorious architectural pile. It is open to visitors and I was treated to a private and most informative tour. The guide reminded me how clean the water in Mar de Plata is so no more bottled water for me while I am here. Don´t miss it!

2. Catedral de los Santos Pedro y Cecilia

San Martin, Mar del Plata 2700, Argentina +54 223 495-0395
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 215 reviews

Catedral de los Santos Pedro y Cecilia

Reviewed By Hugh B - Pleasantville, New York

You can´t miss this beautiful neo gothic Cathedral in the center of the city. I made a visit on my own and then returned for Sunday Mass in the evening. The Mass was beautifully celebrated and the people were most friendly.

3. Mar del Plata Cathedral

Calle B Mitre 1780, Mar del Plata B7600DRN, Argentina +54 223 495-0395
Excellent
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4.5 based on 830 reviews

Mar del Plata Cathedral

This soaring, neo-Gothic-style Cathedral was built near the turn of the century.

Reviewed By J0seyWhales - Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom

Extremely beautiful Cathedral, so very ornate without being garish. Really worth a visit. Also houses the tomb of General Jose de San Martin who was the prime leader in Argentina’s successful struggle for independence from Spain in the 19th Century.

4. Iglesia Stella Maris

Esq. Viamonte Calle Alte G Brown 1074, Mar del Plata B7600FTH, Argentina +54 223 451-0256
Excellent
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4.5 based on 443 reviews

Iglesia Stella Maris

Reviewed By Veronica P - Tigard, Oregon

This church, originally the place to pray for the fishermen has an very nice altar and has been totally renovated in the last year.

5. Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo

Calle Domingo Matheu 1851, Mar del Plata B7602GAK, Argentina +54 223 494-2878
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo

Reviewed By Roberto D - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Its Victoria Ocampo summer residence. She was a famous writer, The house was transported from north of Europe to Mar del Plata first decades 1900.House architecture and garden are beautiful ( historic place).Its a cultural center, in summer's night there's Concerts, theatre, Represents " high class life stiles " European and Argentinian" in this decades. Its a beautiful place.

6. Parque Gral San Martin

Avda Peralta Ramos ,Bo Los Troncos, Plata Grande, Mar del Plata, Argentina
Excellent
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4.5 based on 822 reviews

Parque Gral San Martin

Reviewed By RicardoRabinovich - Buenos Aires

Overlooking Playa Grande (Great Beach, which, by the way, is one of the smallest) this magnificent park, poor in trees but imposing when the purple flowers give a contrast to the green of the grass, is one of Mar del Plata's nicest postcards. Best views from the Southern Pier (Escollera Sur), the Northern Pier (Escollera Norte), and the Southern borders of the Cabo Corrientes (Cape Corrientes). Then experience a "churro" at Manolo's, just across the street.

7. Gruta de Lourdes

Calle Magallanes 4000, Mar del Plata B7603GVT, Argentina +54 223 480-3072
Excellent
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4.5 based on 689 reviews

Gruta de Lourdes

Reviewed By Mica B - Mar del Plata

Visit Holy Mary in Mar del Plata, it´s a copy of Lourdes in France. I love this place, pray and relax.

8. Museo Municipal de Arte Juan C.Castagnino

Avenida Cristobal Colon 1189, Mar del Plata B7600FXE, Argentina +54 223 486-1636
Excellent
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4.5 based on 318 reviews

Museo Municipal de Arte Juan C.Castagnino

This spectacular building, whose architecture was inspired by the Loire Castles, houses 450 works of Argentinean artists, including paintings, carvings, sculpture and photography.

Reviewed By Bandruidh

The building is gorgeous and we were expecting to enjoy our visit, exploring the museum and discovering some local fine art.
Unfortunately, the building is not very well preserved on the inside. There are a few antique and vintage furniture pieces, and some artworks as well. But the overall experience was average.
Also, I wouldn't describe the staff as welcoming.

9. Cerveceria Antares

Calle 12 de Octubre 7749, Mar del Plata B7608FXE, Argentina +54 223 481-8202
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 252 reviews

Cerveceria Antares

Somos una cerveceria artesanal. Abrimos nuestras puertas el 19 de diciembre de 1998 en Mar del Plata y desde entonces nuestro objetivo es hacer las mejores cervezas.Los que conocen nuestra fabrica saben que nos gusta recibir a los amantes de la cerveza. Y tambien estan al tanto de que no teniamos un lugar donde sentarnos, degustar tranquilos y saborear la charla. Siempre terminamos "ordenando" los tanques y parados por ahi.Ahora se puede ver como elaboramos la cerveza y degustar todas nuestras variedades en el Bar de la Fabrica.Y, para aquellos que quieran recorrer nuestras instalaciones y participar en una coccion, tambien abrimos la fabrica para visitas guiadas. Informacion General: Tour Cervecero: Jueves, viernes y sabados 17 hs | Viernes 15 hs - Bar de la Fabrica y Botellon: Jueves, viernes y sabados de 15 a 20hs - Juegos, musica, charlas y cervezas de coleccion.

Reviewed By FRANCISCO G - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Excelent different kinds of beer, brewed by themselve. The Imperial Stout is the closest I have tried to Guinness, which is my favorite ever. The hamburger are homemade and remembering me the one I had in many other pubs abroad. The ambience is a little noisy because is always full with a cheerful crowd but it is not annoying at all. You should go if you like beers !

10. Aquopolis

Av. Jorge Newbery 8000, Mar del Plata 7600, Argentina +54 223 467-2599
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 275 reviews

Aquopolis

Reviewed By lex-flia - Mar del Plata, Argentina

Aquopolis is a must for all summer visitors of Mar del Plata. It is a bit out of the city, but really worth the way.
It is full of very exciting water slides, but also two spaces for the little ones, where they can get wet and play. It has loads of space, so even when it is full, you don't feel it so much. My family really enjoyed the biggest, most vertical slide, while I spend some time with my little ones in a more quiet area.
I was very impressed with the quality of the food, usually in parks like this one you don't get good food, but in Aquopolis we all enjoyed it very much. I also appreciated the personnel being around to make sure everything runs smoothly.
In conclusion, Aquopolis is a great little excursion out of the city of Mar del Plata for kids and grown-ups alike to have some good times in the sun away from the usually windy and wavy Beaches.

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