La Playa is a city about an hour by bus out of Buenos Aires and is actually the capital of the province of Buenos Aires.
The city itself is an example of a fully planned city and like our capital, Canberra, has the feeling of being a little too planned out. All of the streets are set out in a grid with a plaza at each intersection. Each of the main streets are lines with trees and some have a wide tree lined promenade down the centre.
The city also boasts a very impressive Gothic style cathedral - which I was told was the "grandest cathedral in the country".
The cathedral commenced construction in 1884 and was finally completed in 1999. It is an impressive structure - much more like the styles of the cathedrals in Europe, rather than the smaller cathedral in Buenos Aires.
In addition to the cathedral, La plata boasts a very impressive park, known as el bosques (the woods). The park centres around a canal and artificial lake.
Despite multiple signs warning of contamination, the canal and lake were very popular fishing spots.
Dotted around the park were a number of outdoor food "restsurants" which were basically outdoor parillas (grills) with a few plastic tables around them.
As it was only lunchtime, I only had a steak from one called "El Museo" (next to the museum, funnily enough) and it was the best steak I've had so far.
In fact, it inspired me to go a full parilla later that night.
This parilla consisted not only of steak, ribs and chicken but also grilled kidneys and chinchulines (cow intestines). It was a bit of a meat overload but delicious nonetheless - even the chinchulines ;)