Plaza Colon, Mar del Plata

The iconic green space of Plaza Colon serves as a meetingplace for locals. Conveniently located near the beach and casino, the plaza has become an important social space within the city. Take a walk around the square to meet some locals, or browse through the shops that offer handcrafted souvenirs. In the evenings, a water-and-lights show takes place on the large fountain. Several statues memorializing Argentinians can be found in the plaza as well. As with most cities, be careful with your belongings and watch for pickpockets. Put Plaza Colon on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Mar del Plata travel itinerary planner.
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  • October 2, 2017
    It is the city's main square, which better located is, is located in the Centre and boasts of playgrounds and innumerable attractions and outlets of many excursions.
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  • October 2, 2017
    quite spoiled and has lost its charm that had previous years! a real shame... because it is a two-story carousel and had much glamour! The plaza Colon... is precious... but this invaded cheap criminal... opportunistic... pickpockets... hopefully put more surveillance and square to recover all its splendor!
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  • September 14, 2017
    This square located strategically across from the Casino and the Hotel Provincial is obligatory for any visit to Mar del Plata, monuments and also features carousel for children, and is the place where every year in April is celebrated the failure of Valencia and you can taste the famous and delicious doughnuts making that community, place to visit, walking, sitting down to enjoy any time of the day or rest if one uses it for access to the city centre.
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To accommodate the masses of tourists who take a Mar del Plata vacation every summer, the city offers more than 500 hotels. Most of these cluster around the shorefront close to the city center, which boasts most higher-end options. Look a few blocks inland for less expensive alternatives. Prices vary dramatically according to the time of year, with hefty discounts available during low season and on weekdays. Reserve your accommodations in advance to beat the crowds and avoid paying a last-minute premium.
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