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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  • An option for those who want to acquire more knowledge about the history of the Falkland Islands, the Falkland Islands cultural center which is in the same place a little of the history.
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  • It is a very good place for its openness to different activities: outdoors, indoors, exhibitions, enjoy a sunny day...
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  • The truth a beautiful place to enjoy normal bites on good family care takes a bit to take and bring the order but good finalnente had a bien☺
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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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