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Old August 27th, 2011, 12:06 AM   #1
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Mar del Plata, "the happiest city of Argentina", and beautiful!

Mar del Plata, Argentina

July 2011 (winter )


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"La Rambla", the promenade:










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Old August 27th, 2011, 12:10 AM   #2
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Architecture in Mar del Plata

1912 old house:


Little castle:



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Colón Avenue:


Corner flower shop:



Ocean view:

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Old August 27th, 2011, 12:25 AM   #3
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Cathedral:




San Martín square:




Traditional Casino:




Avenue in Mar del Plata:




Residential Streets:

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Old August 27th, 2011, 12:33 AM   #4
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New buildings in the coast:



Bike ride:


Coastal cliffs:


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Downtown streets:



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Old August 27th, 2011, 12:48 AM   #5
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Fishing port:






Port tourist street:







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Abandoned House

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Old August 27th, 2011, 12:53 AM   #6
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Mar del Plata Golf Club:






Wealthy neighborhood:













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Old August 27th, 2011, 01:00 AM   #7
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Sixties architecture:








Great house in downtown:



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Old August 27th, 2011, 01:23 AM   #8
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Manor building:





Traditional bar on the coast. Racionalist style:




A shopping street:















Old power station converted into a public square:
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Old August 27th, 2011, 01:34 AM   #9
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Pedestrian street in downtown:




McDonald's is everywhere




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Government House:

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Old August 27th, 2011, 01:41 AM   #10
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More residential neighborhoods:










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Interior of the cathedral:




Rambla:








Beach in winter:

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Old August 27th, 2011, 04:11 AM   #11
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Great pics of a great city I love Mar del Plata during winter!

Some facts about Mar del Plata...


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Mar del Plata is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, 400 km (249 mi) south of Buenos Aires.

Mar del Plata is one of the major fishing ports and the biggest seaside beach resort in Argentina. With a population of 614,350 as per the 2010 census, it is the 7th largest city in Argentina.

As part of the Argentine recreational coast, tourism is Mar del Plata's main economic activity with seven million tourists visiting the city in 2006.

Mar del Plata has a sophisticated tourist infrastructure with countless hotels, restaurants, casinos, theatres and other tourist attractions.

Mar del Plata is also an important sports centre with a multi-purpose Olympic style stadium (first used for the 1978 World Cup and later upgraded for the 1995 Pan American Games).

The area is also host to other light industry, such as textile, food manufacturing, electronics, and polymers.

Located southwest of the city there are quartzite quarries. The stone is traditionally used in construction. There is a huge area of farms in the rural areas surrounding the city, specialized mostly in the cultivation of vegetables.

The development of the city as a seasonal resort in the early 20th century, was based mainly on the picturesque and later on the art deco styles.

This gave Mar del Plata the nickname of the Argentine Biarritz. The building industry became the main non-seasonal activity of the town by 1920.

During the '30s,'40s, and beyond, local architects and builders, like Auro Tiribelli, Arturo Lemmi, Alberto Córsico-Picollini and Raúl Camusso recreated and transformed the picturesque values into a middle-class scale, marking the beginning of a vernacular architecture, called Mar del Plata Style, consisting in small samples of the luxury-laden summer residences of high society, built for the summer visitor as well as for the local resident.

These chalets were built with stone façades, gables roofs covered with Spanish or French tiles, prominent eaves and front porches. The growing mass of tourists in the '60s imposed the construction of large apartment buildings and skyscrapers as the predominant architectural style downtown.

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Old August 27th, 2011, 12:49 PM   #12
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Really great, very nice photos from Mar del Plata
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Nice pics but I don't really see the beauty.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 02:02 PM   #14
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Mar del Plata was surely a beautiful city a long time ago, but buildings of the 60's and 70's totally disfigured it. Most of Argentinian cities have this problem.
However, there are still some beautiful things, as these houses in residential neighbourhoods.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 03:03 PM   #15
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Nice pics....thanks for sharing.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 03:07 PM   #16
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I love Mar del Plata!
Thanks for your pics!

I like specially this view that you have when you are arriving by car! Beautiful!!!

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[JAGUAR.. TUS FOTOS SON ESPECTACULARES, MAR DEL PALTA ES PRECIOSA...
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Que bonita que está Mardel, me resultó llamativo esas casas estilo norte de europa
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Mar del Plata was surely a beautiful city a long time ago, but buildings of the 60's and 70's totally disfigured it. Most of Argentinian cities have this problem.
However, there are still some beautiful things, as these houses in residential neighbourhoods.
sad but true. anyways, in this case, Mar del Plata´s 60´s crimes are quite proper. It has a friendly human scale which make strolling around a nice experience, and as most argentines cities, Mar del Plata is acceptably safe,it is full of facilities and it´s a hot summer spot, not to mention the surrounding areas
that are actually stunning.
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Nice pics but I don't really see the beauty.
it depends on what you consider beautiful, what might be nice for you might be a kick ass for me, there are no rules to define that
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