Torreon del Monje, Mar del Plata

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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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  • August 9, 2017
    The place is beautiful. We visit it every year, but it is very poorly attended. It is a shame, it could be better exploited. There was plenty of space as to add more tables, however they have people on the street doing the tail.
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  • August 8, 2017
    You can walk along the waterfront, it is one of the postcards of Mar del Plata, has nice view to the sea and the city. The bar is ideal for breakfast or snack. The attention is very slow.
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  • August 8, 2017
    It is a bar to enjoy the view of the Bay. Maybe could use as other things. You should keep it a little better. Also drink there is attractive.
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  • April 22, 2017
    Beautiful view, especially on the terrace. Regular food and service for an elevated price.
  • September 10, 2016
    A cool place for a coffee by the sea
  • March 4, 2017
    Nice view
  • November 18, 2015
    They make it out to be more than it is. However, you can't beat that view.
  • November 30, 2016
    Nice landscape

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