The Barges of the Fishermen are a special colourful site in the Mar del Plata port. You have to go very early to see them leave, but you can go in the afternoon to watch them come in. You'll have a wonderful experience watching the fishermen "guarded" by flocks of seagulls flitting around waiting for a spare fish. It's a very pretty walk that I recommend.
Villa Victoria is the name of the house that once belonged to the famous Argentinian writer, Victoria Ocampo, and is currently home to the Cultural Centre that bears her name. This building was constructed by Manuel Ocampo, as a gift to Victoria's grandmother, Doña Francisca Ocampo Ocampo. Its picturesque style sets it apart from the rest of the neighbourhood, and it is surrounded by a beautiful garden, full of exquisitely beautiful plants. The cultural centre pays tribute to Victoria Ocampo, born in Buenos Aires on 7 April, 1890. Her parents moved to France when she was very young, and she was educated at the Sorbonne. Her return to her homeland was an important step in the cultural growth of Argentina. Villa Victoria, a wood and iron building, was transformed by Victoria into a meeting place for writers. In 1973, she donatd the house to UNESCO. After her death, it was auctioned and purchased by the City of Mar del Plata; since then, it has been a cultural centre, and houses lectures and temporary exhibitions.
The Magrassi GUILLERMO ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, is different and removed from the ALFAR Zone, beaches and center of Mar del Plata. This museum can be visited only on Saturdays and Sundays and is an alternative cultural trip during Spring Break and Summer. You will appreciate a fine exhibition of CERAMIC and MAYAN ARCHAEOLOGY, and countless other pieces of great interest that this Argentine sociologist and anthropologist collected to learn rather than steal....
The Historical Museum Archive of Don Roberto T Barili is a good option for a trip in Mar del Plata. Here you can learn a lot about the origins, events and prominent personalities of the city. It is open to the general public and is usually visited by students of all levels, who gather here to learn interesting information about the life and history of Mar del Plata. The beautiful villa, Villa Mitre, was one owned by the Mitre family. The historical museum consists of four rooms, along with the library, photo archive, and the viewpoint.