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Spend a day exploring the architecture and culture of La Plata, the capital of the province of Buenos Aires. Admire its neo-Gothic cathedral, learn about the elegant city planning behind its massive avenues and intersections, and delve into the natural sciences at the Museo de La Plata.

After being picked up from your hotel, drive down the coast to La Plata, a political hub and thriving university town. Begin at its towering cathedral—modeled after the cathedrals in Amiens, France and Cologne, Germany. This red-brick edifice is the 58th tallest church in the world at a looming 367 feet (112 m).

From there, move on to the Teatro Argentino, the city’s lyric opera house—this brutalist, fortress-like gray structure was built by the military dictatorship in 1977 after a fire destroyed the original renaissance-style building. See the Observatorio Astronomico de La Plata, located in an ideal location to observe the transit of Venus across the Sun.

Your tour concludes with an exploration of the fascinating displays at the Museo de La Plata, a natural sciences museum run by the University of La Plata. Climb the steps to its neoclassical façade and step inside to explore its galleries and halls—filled with dinosaur fossils, relics from Egyptian tombs, taxidermy, pottery, and the extensive artifact collections of celebrated Argentine explorer Francisco P. Moreno.

Spend a day exploring the architecture and culture of La Plata, the capital of the province of Buenos Aires. Admire its neo-Gothic cathedral, learn about the elegant city planning behind its massive avenues and intersections, and delve into the natural sciences at the Museo de La Plata.

After being picked up from your hotel, drive down the coast to La Plata, a political hub and thriving university town. Begin at its towering cathedral—modeled after the cathedrals in Amiens, France and Cologne, Germany. This red-brick edifice is the 58th tallest church in the world at a looming 367 feet (112 m).

From there, move on to the Teatro Argentino, the city’s lyric opera house—this brutalist, fortress-like gray structure was built by the military dictatorship in 1977 after a fire destroyed the original renaissance-style building. See the Observatorio Astronomico de La Plata, located in an ideal location to observe the transit of Venus across the Sun.

Your tour concludes with an exploration of the fascinating displays at the Museo de La Plata, a natural sciences museum run by the University of La Plata. Climb the steps to its neoclassical façade and step inside to explore its galleries and halls—filled with dinosaur fossils, relics from Egyptian tombs, taxidermy, pottery, and the extensive artifact collections of celebrated Argentine explorer Francisco P. Moreno.

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9 AM Tour

Duration 4h 30m Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees
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La Plata City & Museum Tour

Activity/Location

La Plata

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Buenos Aires


Description

Spend a day exploring the architecture and culture of La Plata, the capital of the province of Buenos Aires. Admire its neo-Gothic cathedral, learn about the elegant city planning behind its massive avenues and intersections, and delve into the natural sciences at the Museo de La Plata.

After being picked up from your hotel, drive down the coast to La Plata, a political hub and thriving university town. Begin at its towering cathedral—modeled after the cathedrals in Amiens, France and Cologne, Germany. This red-brick edifice is the 58th tallest church in the world at a looming 367 feet (112 m).

From there, move on to the Teatro Argentino, the city’s lyric opera house—this brutalist, fortress-like gray structure was built by the military dictatorship in 1977 after a fire destroyed the original renaissance-style building. See the Observatorio Astronomico de La Plata, located in an ideal location to observe the transit of Venus across the Sun.

Your tour concludes with an exploration of the fascinating displays at the Museo de La Plata, a natural sciences museum run by the University of La Plata. Climb the steps to its neoclassical façade and step inside to explore its galleries and halls—filled with dinosaur fossils, relics from Egyptian tombs, taxidermy, pottery, and the extensive artifact collections of celebrated Argentine explorer Francisco P. Moreno.


Highlights

  • La Plata's towering 367-foot (112-m) neo-Gothic cathedral

  • Brutalist architecture of the imposing Teatro Argentino

  • Chance to learn about the provincial capital's city planning

  • Exploration of the natural sciences at the Museo de La Plata

  • Anthropological collections of explorer Francisco P. Moreno


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of La Plata

  • Admission fees

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Buenos Aires hotel

  • Commentary in English and Spanish


Exclusions

  • Food and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Hotels in the Palermo neighborhood do not include pickup or drop-off. You must arrange your own transportation.


Cancellation Policy

This reservation is non-refundable and cannot be changed or cancelled after booking.

Location

La Plata, Argentina