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Mar Del Plata

Mar Del Plata

Mar del Plata Coastal city (pop., 1999 est.: 579,483), east-central Argentina. It was the site of a Spanish mission (1746-51). In 1856 Portuguese explorer Jose Coelho Mierelles founded the fishing village La Peregrina. Mar del Plata was established in 1874 and promoted as a seaside resort; it became a city in 1907. It is famous for its luxurious casino. In addition to tourism, its economy is based on construction, textiles, and commercial fishing and canning. It is the seat of the National University of Mar del Plata.

Mar del Plata is one of the biggest seaside beach resort in Argentina and located on the coast of Atlantic Ocean.Lying about 400 km south of Buenos Aires on the Atlantic Coast, Mar del Plata and its surroundings offer miles of some the best beaches in South America.

The wide and attractive beach bustles with activity during summer, there are some interesting museums in town, and nightlife can be just as kick ass as Buenos Aires when warm nights come around. It is one of the major fishing port of Argentina and large colony of sea lions.

The European navigator Sir Francis Drake visited Mar del Plata in 1577.Army and Navy groups based in the town participated in the Falklands War of 1982 with Britain.

High season sees beachgoers outnumbering locals three to one, while in spring or autumn prices are lower and the atmosphere is more relaxed.Army and Navy groups based in the town participated in the Falklands War of 1982 with Britain.

Places to Visit

lglesia Stella Maris
The Museum of the port of Mar del Plata
The Museum of the Sea
Museo del Mar
Museo Juan Carlos Castagnino
Museo Guillermo Vilas
Villa Victoria

Hotels

La Madrilena
Continental
Molise
Petit
Niza
Vizcaino

Mar Del Plata Hotels

Benedetti Hotel - Colon 2198, Mar Del Plata Argentina
Costa Galana Hotel - Blvd. Marítimo P.P. Ramos 5725, 7602, Mar Del Plata
Dos Reyes Hotel - Moreno 2541 Mar Del Plata Argentina
Portal Del Mar Apart Hotel - Las Heras 2128 Mar Del Plata CP 7600, Argentina
Hotel Riviera - Belgrano 2118, Mar del Plata, Argentina, 7600
Traful - Hipolito Irigoyen 1190, Mar Del Plata, Argentina
Hotel Iruna - Diagonal Alberdi 2270, Mar del Plata, Argentina, 7600
Argentino - Belgrano 2225, Mar Del Plata, Argentina

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