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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  • He space open not offers much more than other places, but the offer cultural of the Center cultural it makes different. The building which was able to be militia now houses a space for the memory of the young people who lost their lives in the conflict in the Falkland Islands. Different shows can be found in the courtyard and in front of the gate. In the rooms internal there are samples of art. A bar where you can take something. And still is preserves the gate original of the regiment where there are plates commemorative to the Veterans of war and where is can see offerings in them dates commemorative. Highly recommended to visit somewhere if they pass or if you live in the city, the cultural offerings tend to be of first quality.
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  • It is a square in that while there are trees and shade, is not what you highlight it. Its sidewalks are to ride a bike (especially children) or roller. Has a Center cultural where often have exhibitions, a bar / cafeteria and games for children... Located in the heart of the city, done there are avenues with nice tree-lined ramblas that can also go.
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  • This space was formerly the regiment 7 of infantry, with the advent of the democracy, is decided to transform it in a space public away all strength of security of the helmet urban, then was moved to the neighboring town of spider. It is a tribute to veterans of the Falklands. For walking, jogging, rest. It boasts bar, restaurant and usually different exhibition halls.
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  • 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
  • It has activities to enjoy outdoors
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  • The most beautiful city to my taste
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  • A place with a great historical weight as that formerly ran the 7 infantry regiment, today is a large square and cultural center. In the old casino of officers held exhibitions and various cultural events. To explore and learn
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  • The Falkland Islands Cultural Center was opened by, Julio Alak, the 7 August 1998. Occupies the building where worked--from 1917 - former Casino of officers of the regiment 7 this infantry officer distribution, with a long history of settlements in areas outside the walls, participated in the legendary campaign to the Alto Peru, and moved to La Plata on the eve of the first world war. The creation of this Cultural Center was part of a project of recovery of public green spaces, inspired by the original design of La Plata, planned by the architect Juan Martín Burgos and engineer Pedro Benoit, who had given the site a destination square main next to Plaza San Martín, intending to flank the geographic City Center. This building witnessed in 1930 of the resignation of Hipólito Yrigoyen to the Presidency of the nation; and the execution of Colonel Cogorno ―junto members of the ejercito― during the uprising on June 9, 1956. While they departed this building thousands of young conscripts who took part in the Falklands war in 1982. In honor to them, is preserved on a wing of the square the gate of iron that belonged to the regiment.
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