A forest of skyscrapers designed by big-name architects like Sir Norman Foster and César Pelli is sprouting up in Puerto Madero, a onetime port area that's now notable for its chic hotels, restaurants, and boutiques. Original dockland structures have been repurposed: former grain silos now house luxury lodgings, and high-end cafés line the waterside walkways where cargo was once offloaded.
The neighborhood’s upswing has even extended to the 865-acre Reserva Ecológica, a nature preserve built on land reclaimed from the river using rubble from major construction projects in the 1970s and ’80s.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Buque Museo Fragata A.R.A. Presidente Sarmiento
The navy commissioned this frigate from England in 1898 to be used as an open-sea training vessel. The 280-foot boat…Learn More >
Buque Museo Corbeta Uruguay
Bought from England in 1874, the oldest ship in the Argentine fleet has been around the world several times and…Learn More >
Puente de la Mujer
Tango dancers inspired the sweeping asymmetrical lines of Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava's design for the pedestrian-only Bridge of the Woman.…Learn More >