It was founded by Dardo Rocha in 1882.
Today, La Plata is known for its architecture, cathedral, soccer, and university.
People Born in La Plata
La Plata in People's Lives
Walt Disney: I was sent here on a filming mission by the U.S. Government in 1941, in an effort to improve relations with South America. While here, I visited Republic of the Children, an amusement park built to look like a child's version of a fairytale sort of city, and was enchanted. I studied and sketched it, and some guess that it played a major part in inspiring me to build Disneyland.