One of the best things to do in Buenos Aires is doing a day tour outside the city and visit La Plata city: the capital of the Province of Buenos Aires (the richest region in Argentina). This enigmatic city was founded by Dardo Rocha in 1882, under a big transformation that made Argentina pass from an backward confederation into a modern State, under the leading of the 80's generation: young men, landowners, conservative, and influneced by all the ideas of the progess and the modernization.
The result of this process of bringing ideas and trends from France during 50 years is the presence of french arquitecture, also outside Buenos Aires city.
At the Present days La Plata has 649.613 inhabbitants (according to the 2010 census) and The city is famous for its Stunning Cathedral and its Museum of Natural History; definitely a must in between the atractions to see in Buenos Aires
The exursion starts in the morning to drive you the 51 km that separates Buenos Aires from La Plata.
Once there we are going to do a sighseeng in the Main Square (stops included), the goverment House, the Parlament, the obelisc of La PLata, and we are going to do a samll tour inside the outstanding Dardo Rocha Passage, and old train Station transformed into a cultural center
Another very important hightlight to be seen in La PLata city is the "Curuchet House", designed by the brilliant Le Corbusier
After that we will go stragh to The Museum of Natural History. The building has 135 meters or 443 feet long, and houses 3 million fossils and relics (including 44,000 botanical items), and a 58,000-volume library. Around 400,000 visitors pass through its doors yearly
The Musem is famous for participating in the rescue of the temple of Ramesses II organized in 1961 by UNESCO: In that time, Because of the planned construction of a levee in the Nile river that would flood the zone, UNESCO, and the Sudanese, Egyptian and Argentine governments funded a reservation and investigation rescue mission. This resulted in three excavation campaigns. They excavated the temple of Ramesses II from the thirteenth century and in return for their work, The Museum of La Plata received 300 items, 60 of which pertained to the temple of the legendary pharaoh. The remaining items were found in an Egyptian tomb or other prehistoric sites and cemeteries.
The three mummies conserved in their original sarcophagi date from around 2,700 years ago and they were donated at the beggining of the XX Century by Dardo Rocha the founder of the City.
So many fossils and hostory and mommies will makes us hungry, so a a break is necesary we are going to stop for lunch in a very nice restaurant of downtown
After Lunch, its time to know the Amazing Neogohic Cathedral
Beiing for sure one of the buenos aires places of interest,The Cathedral of La Plata wich name is excatly "The Immaculate Conception", is the 58th tallest church in the world.
The Neogothic building is Inspired by the European cathedrals of Amiens and Cologne. The cornerstone was laid in 1884, However, the Cathedral was not finished until 1999 when the two towers were build besides 200 pinacles and 800 spires
Come with us to know and learn about this city today: La plata has many to show you and many secrets to be revealed: The origin of the city, its neogothic design, the boom of the subversive movements of the 70's, its current housing problems, and the curious 4 statues infront of the Cathedral who are giving "Devil's horns" to the Church...
Private Tour, private guide, to need to wait others, no big groups, no big buses