Located next to Río de la Plata, Puerto Madero is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the city and is a very pleasant place to stroll around and dine on the terraces of its many restaurants.
Located next to the Rio de la Plata, Puerto Madero is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods of the city and is a very pleasant place to stroll around and dine on the terraces of its many restaurants.
Origins of Puerto Madero
Since the foundation of Buenos Aires, there have always been problems with the arrival of large ships at the shores of the city due to the shallowness of the river. In 1882 the government hired Eduardo Madero to build a new port that would provide the city with a modern image.
Ten years after the construction of the port, with the increase in the size of ships, Puerto Madero became obsolete and fell into a state of great decline. Years later it was decided to restore the area and turn it into the pleasant space that it is today.
A stroll through Puerto Madero
Puerto Madero is one of the most lovely areas of Buenos Aires and its lively promenades are full of people strolling around at all times of the day. Among the area's attractions is the eye-catching Puente de la Mujer (Women's Bridge), designed by artist Santiago Calatrava.
Puerto Madero has some of the city's historical treasures moored at its docks, such as the Presidente Sarmiento Museum Ship and the Corbeta Uruguay, two ships with interesting stories for its visitors.
Next to the old port is the Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur, an ecological reserve with amazing landscapes just a short distance from downtown.
Public Buses: lines 2, 4, 6, 20, 22, 26, 33, 54, 56, 61, 62, 64, 74, 93, 99, 105, 109, 111, 126, 129, 130, 140, 143, 146, 152 & 159.
Metro: Leandro N. Alem, line B.
Presidente Sarmiento Museum Ship (114 m) Microcentro (508 m) Museum of the City (613 m) Illuminated Block (871 m) Teatro Colón (1.1 km)