Nonetheless, it is named after the other a bit smaller river in the neighborhood. It is here in 1882 the first stone of the future city was put, according to VisitArgentina.net.
Regardless of being mentioned only afterwards the biggest destinations in Argentina, Buenos Aires and Rosario, La Plata still retains its charming views, and many had done to make it this way Pedro Benua, the main architect in the city of all times. In some way, he might be compared to Gaudi in Barcelona, especially considering the value of his masterpieces today. The urban planning and most of the La Plata buildings were executed under his guidance, which surely preserved till nowadays.
It is interesting to know that Masonic symbolism, as an architectural style, prevails in the urban landscape. This might be related to the fact that both main architect and gubernator of the province were members of The Masonic Lodge at the time. Notwithstanding, the city does not lack its splendor. Italians projected the City Hall, while Germans managed all the administrative facilities. Everything is performed with a Masonic touch, even if looking at the scheme of city streets and parks. Besides, La Plata is a sure record-holder in Argentina in churches – it is here one can enjoy the grand view of the biggest cathedral in the country, Catedral de La Plata.
Benua was also a chief architect of local cemetery. The distinguishing feature, which is in every meaning of the word underlined by the master, is pure symmetry in everything around. Despite being a grieving place, the sight looks very scenic and exciting.
To sum up, the so-called La Plata Masonic lodge is full of lions in every quarter. By that I mean stone ones looking as real guarder at the doorsteps, on the alleys, ladders, etc. And the lion holding a ring at its mouth is very symbolic to locals, who call them “secret keepers”.