This is a Normand style building from 1920 and is one of the few representative ones resisting the architectural changes the city has undergone from the 1950s onwards. It houses the Italian Republic Consulate.
Address: 2212, Viamonte Street.
Stella Maris Chapel
It was opened in 1910, with a Neo-Gothic style and currently has an important landscape value. It has also been instrumental in spreading devotion and cult to the “Advocacion Mariana” of Stella Maris being the Ste. Patron of the Argentine Navy.
Address: 1054, Brown Street.
It was built in 1943 with a height of 88,40metres above sea level and a great observatory. It is located on the highest point of the Stella Maris hill and offers magnificent views of the city.
Address: 993, Falucho Street.
Los Troncos Chalet
This chalet was built in 1938 and takes after the typical constructions found in the mountainous regions of Europe, especially Switzerland. This typical building style in wood also gave the name to the surrounding neighbourhood which developed around it. The trunks of the gate as well as those of the fence around the house are “quebracho” and “lapacho” hardwoods brought from Salta Province. The roof tiles were made of Salta earth too and brought by train from Salta to Mar del Plata.
Address: 3430, Urquiza Street.
Divine Face Chapel
This chapel was built in 1937 by Angiolina Astengo de Mitre in memory of her husband Don Emilio Mitre. The high altar was brought from Peru and it presents a replica of Jesus’ face. The engravings of altars, paintings’ frames and Via Crucis are made in cedar and sheets of 18 karats gold in leaves.
Address: 1671, Almafuerte Street.
This private home, was the property of writers Adolfo Bioy Casares and Silvina Ocampo and was built in French style in the year 1908. It has an imposing park and especially wide walls which have allowed the mansion to be in a very good state of repair inside. It dominates the large grounds within a wonderful park with the most varied tree species e.g. cedars, oaks, chestnuts, elms, magnolias, lindens, etc , and different kinds of ivies climbing on the walls and producing spaces with high landscaping and environmental value.
Address: 1949, Quintana Street.
This is a great English style residence, one of the few remaining in the hands of the original family owners and keeping all the details which define its style. It was constructed by Adan Gandolfi in 1905.
Address: 2132, Carlos Alvear Street.
Punta Mogotes lightouse
The Punta Mogotes lightouse is a metallic tower painted in horizontal white and red stripes and it includes a house. It reaches a height of 35,5mts. It was built on a cliff very close to Cape Corrientes in the city of Mar del Plata. There is a rock sticking out with a height of 34mts with very little vegetation; these rocks are known as “mogotes” and they gave the name to the area. The lighthouse is inhabited by a warden and no visits are allowed. Within it, there is also a Historical Hall managed by the Navy Hydro graphic Service.
St. Peter and Ste. Cecilia Cathedral
The church has roof tiles from Austria, bells and stained glass works from France and English floors and the style of architecture comes from 900 years ago. It contains elements of culture, arts and symbolism taken from 2,000 years of Christianity. There is a replica of the Piety from Michelangelo. It has been declared as part of the historical heritage.
Address: 1780, Mitre Street.
Gruta Nuestra Señora de Lourdes
This grotto has been growing in importance through time. A heroic nun, Sor Concepta Ghersi, better known by the community as “Mamma” and whose remains rest here started the work of building a sanctuary in honour to the virgin Our Lady of Lourdes.
Opening Hours: Daily, from 06.00hs until 19.00hs.
Address: 4,000, Magallanes Street.
Artisans Central Fair
It is located at the “Torreon del Monje”. It is in the 1960s that the first artisan fair of the city and the second in the country begins. In 1983 and after many comings and goings it settles on Diagonal Pueyrredon where it still is today with more than 150 artisans and 50 more in the annex on Diagonal Pueyrredon corner with Belgrano St. both located at the heart of Mar del Plata’s civic centre.
The local artisans have a wide presence in time here which is well recognized by tourists year after year. Here one can find the best metal, leather, wood, ceramics, candles and woven goods. Opening Hours: Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays from 10.00hs to 20.00hs.
Address: Diagonal Pueyrredon between San Martin and Rivadavia Streets
This is an exhibition and sales of antiques and diverse objects. Opening Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 18.00hs until 24.00hs;
Address: Plaza Roc