La Plata is the capital of Buenos Aires Province and it is conveniently located just over fifty kilometers from Buenos Aires city. Therefore, tourists visiting La Plata are also close to all the services the capital of Argentina can offer to its visitors. The climate in La Plata is temperate and the proximity of the city to the Río de La Plata tends to increase the humidity, especially during summer.
La Plata is also known as the “City of Diagonals” because of the particular distribution of the streets and also as the “City of Lime Trees” due to the abundance of this kind of trees around the city. The city has a square in every avenue intersection, giving a total of twenty-three squares and parks, which makes La Plata an interesting place, mixing solid urbanism and green spaces. Paseo del Bosque, an immense area of trees and beautiful vegetation, is the biggest park in the city. The zoo, the botanical garden, and the lake are the most important attractions in Paseo del Bosque. The Astronomic Observatory, the Cathedral, and The Museum of Natural Sciences are also compulsory visits if you're staying in La Plata.
La Plata is also recognized by its high population of students from all over the country. There are numerous educational institutions and the National University of La Plata is one of the most important universities in the country.
A variety of hostels in La Plata are available; most of them are located at the city center and close to the bus or train stations. Hostels in La Plata are an excellent option for visitors willing to enjoy one of the most interesting cities of Argentina.
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