Torreon del Monje, Mar del Plata

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
Feel like a medieval king or queen as you survey the ocean from atop a turret at Torreon del Monje. Despite its medieval style, the distinctive building was only constructed in 1904 as an attraction for the well-off Argentine tourists who visited the beach resort of Mar del Plata. Nowadays the "Tower of the Monk" is best known as a fine-dining restaurant. Pop in during your walk for some afternoon refreshments, or visit after sundown for an exquisite evening meal. Take a look at our Mar del Plata trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Torreon del Monje and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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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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  • Built at the turn of the century (1900) as a home for a wealthy businessman in style of a medieval castle the torreon del monje houses a pretty expensive cafe/ Restaurant today. In the lobby are some ...  more »
  • Fake "castle" close to the beach. It's only a medium sized, extremely high priced restaurant inside, next to a souvenir shop and an "art fair". I cannot evaluate the food quality since we were not ser...  more »
  • Unfortunately all the documentation is in Spanish but it is nice place to sit, relax and have a drink.  more »
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  • Beautiful view, especially on the terrace. Regular food and service for an elevated price.
  • A cool place for a coffee by the sea
  • Nice view
  • Nice landscape
  • They make it out to be more than it is. However, you can't beat that view.