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MAR DEL PLATA – ARGENTINA : THE « ARGENTINE BIARRITZ ».

 

 

Prior to becoming the most popular summer spot in Argentina, Mar del Plata was an exclusive destination, reserved for the thriving Buenos Aires aristocracy of the late nineteenth century.

 

Oustanding summer residences, luxury hotels, and cosmopolitan architecture are some of the legacies of this city’s patrician past.

With the arrival of the railroad in 1886, the richest families in the country transformed this destination into the « Argentine Biarritz » very much inspired by the excluive French resort, where my dearest mother was born in 1926.

 

Today, Mar del Plata, with its beautiful beaches located south of Buenos Aires is still a favorite summer destination of the Buenos Aires Gentry along with Carilo.

Also, just for the fun of it, it’s worthwhile to note that my son and his family are living in BsAS. while one of my grandson was born in Argentina… last year : le hasard de la vie est parfois troublant !