Introduction to La Plata
Where to stay in La Plata
Hotels in La Plata
While the cities proximity to Buenos Aires means you don’t have to stay overnight, the town can still be a good escape from BA, especially during the spring when classes are still in session and the streets are lively. To check availability and prices of hotels in La Plata on Booking.com, Click here.
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Hostels in La Plata
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How to get to La Plata
The bus terminal in La Plata (tel. (0221) 4273186 I 4273198) is located on Calle 41 between 3 and 4. Buses to Buenos Aires run all night
Trains leave from the Constitucion station in Buenos Aires to La Plata every 20 minutes or so. During rush hour periods the trains can be packed full and some say the trains are dangerous at night. But we have never had a problems on them. Trains run until just after midnight and start back again around 4 in the morning. The trip to/from BA takes a little over an hour.
Things to do in La Plata
Sports in La Plata
La Plata has two major football clubs, Estudiantes and Gimnasia, although this second one was relegated to the second division in mid 2011. Estudiantes play at the new football stadium, Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, which can easily be spotted from the spires of the catederal. Check their schedule here
Gimnasia, now relegated, have returned to there small but centrally located stadium. See a schedule of their games here.