Plaza Islas Malvinas, La Plata

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Experience Argentine history and current culture when you visit Plaza Islas Malvinas, a square given to the 7th Infantry Regiment by the government in 1912. Afterward, the area became the venue for president Hipolito Yrigoyen’s abdication after a military coup. During the Falklands War, soldiers were sent out from this site; a memorial stands in the square now to commemorate this event. The square also features memorials for those who gave their lives for the country during the war. On Sundays the square becomes a market for local artisans, so try visiting during this time for handcrafted souvenirs. Put Plaza Islas Malvinas on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our La Plata tourist route planner.
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  • August 9, 2017
    It is a reclaimed green space where it worked a military unit where many young people departed to Falkland. It keeps the original, now recycled building where cultural activities. Ideal for family weekends, good range of different activities, also gastronomic and an important fair craft.
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  • August 9, 2017
    It is a beautiful place, not only because of the historical significance but also by how it has been recovered. It is ideal parf to spend a sunny day. It has playgrounds, areas for skating, a very nice tearoom and large green areas where you can enjoy the Sun. Also it is very nice place to go for a walk
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  • August 8, 2017
    La Plata is a place with history and now emblematic in a place where cultural activities and shows unfold live music bands in the city. Another fact, weekend by means develops a highly recommended crafts fair. In October the famous craft beer festival
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  • March 18, 2017
    Beer everywhere. Nice place. A little bit overcrowded.
  • February 7, 2017
    Nice square/park, most of the time there's something going on here during the weekends.
  • September 20, 2016
    I prefer parks with green spaces, like Saavedra Park or the forest (near the faculties area) but it's really nice to spend the week day there with friends
  • January 15, 2017
    A nice place to go with kids in La Plata.
  • April 8, 2017
    Ok

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Where to stay in La Plata

Many of La Plata's accommodation options lie within the geometric square of the city core, which plays home to a majority of the town's tourist attractions. The variety of mid-range hotels in the city center keeps prices reasonably low; many of these are located in historic buildings just a few blocks from central Plaza Morena and within easy walking distance to the museum of La Plata, the cathedral, and main road arteries. If you're on a tight budget, consider staying at one of the city center's many hostels; though you'll likely be sharing a room with others in bunk beds, the low prices make them economical options.
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