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Opulent and exclusive, Puerto Madero is Buenos Aires’ newest neighborhood and an excellent example of urban restoration. Its old warehouses have been remodeled and converted into luxurious apartment ...

Opulent and exclusive, Puerto Madero is Buenos Aires’ newest neighborhood and an excellent example of urban restoration. Its old warehouses have been remodeled and converted into luxurious apartment buildings and restaurants with a unique view of the river.

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  • 1. www.ba-h.com.arPuerto Madero, Exclusive Buenos Aires NeighborhoodA new neighborhood stretching over ten miles along the riverfront, and one of the prettiest placesin Buenos Aires, Puerto Madero grows day-by-day. Once a bustling port area, then an abandonedstretch of warehouses, docks, and old buildings, Puerto Madero is now considered one of the bestwaterfront restoration projects in the world. It has been recycled into a lively neighborhood ofexclusive apartments, corporate offices, art galleries, cinemas, bars, discotheques, restaurants andcafés with splendid views of the Río de la Plata (River Plate). Puerto Madero even has its ownNautical Club.Buenos Aires used to turn its back to its river but Puerto Madero changed all that-and changed thecity. Now the river is appreciated and its new life has caused a boom in luxury real estate.
  • 2. www.ba-h.com.arPuerto Madero is an ideal place to walk and to enjoy a day outdoors. You can explore the fivedocks that make up the old port of Buenos Aires and sit on a bench and watch the boats and theenergetic rowers before you find a restaurant with a spectacular view.Is the most secure place in BA because agents of the Police Headquarters in light brown uniformspatrol and protect its streets while multiple security cameras constantly monitor the area.Puerto Madero is also a place to have a good time at night. Its discos and bars are wellknownthroughout the city. Adventurous people who wish to tempt fate can try their luck at PuertoMadero’s Floating Casino.
  • 3. www.ba-h.com.arOne of Puerto Madero’s characteristics is that it honors women in a special way. In 1995, only 24streets out of 2200 were named after women-but Puerto Madero changed that. All its streets arenamed after Argentina’s famous women, among them Alicia Moreau de Justo, an early fighter forwomen’s right to vote, as well as Victoria Ocampo, Macacha Güemes, Marta Lynch and AzucenaVillaflor, who started the Madres de Plaza de Mayo, brave women who marched around Plaza deMayo during the military dictatorship to protest the disappearance of their children.The modern Tranvía del Este, the Eastern Streetcar, inaugurated in 2007, takes you from onepoint to the other of the Alicia Moreau de Justo Ave. (between Córdoba & Independencia Aves.)After you cross the access bridges you will reach the space dedicated to residential towers,commercial buildings, offices and the most spectacular hotels in the city of Buenos Aires.
  • 4. www.ba-h.com.ar+ EL PUENTE DE LA MUJER (THE WOMENS BRIDGE)The iconic image of Puerto Madero is the internationally famous Puente de la Mujer, a swingbridge and a rotating footbridge on Dock 3. Made entirely in Spain, it is a magnificent work of theprestigious Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava. You may have seen its sister bridge, also byCalatrava, in Seville, Spain, because el Puente de la Mujer was Spain’s gift to Argentina. You will besurprised to see it open to let the ships pass through.
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  • 6. www.ba-h.com.arThe Fragata Sarmiento, facing Dock 3, is a ship belonging to the Argentine Navy, now used as amuseum to commemorate its history and adventures on the seas of the world. The FragataSarmiento can be visited every day between 9:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M.
  • 7. www.ba-h.com.ar+ HOW TO REACH PUERTO MADEROOptions:  by taking a bus: 4, 20, 22, 28, 54, 61, 62, 93, 74, 91, 111, 130, 140, 143 y 152.  or the subway (metro): Line B, Leandro N. Além Station; Line A, Plaza de Mayo Station (you will have to walk a few blocks).+ WE RECOMMEND- Take your camera-you’ll need it!- Take time to for a soft drink or a cup of coffee.- Keep in mind that this is a very exclusive zone of Buenos Aires and prices will be higher than inother places.- If you like to dance, come at night and you’ll find the best music and lots of people who want tohave fun.- If you like wine, choose an Argentine wine to accompany your dinner.- If you want to save money, bring your own soft drink and sandwich.- Remember to use sunscreen, especially in spring (October, November) and summer (December,January).- Wear comfortable shoes so that you can walk a lot. Don’t neglect to walk along the coastline andto cross the river so you can see Puerto Madero from both sides of the Río de la Plata.
  • 8. www.ba-h.com.ar- Come both during the day and at night. You will see how lovely Puerto Madero is in natural lightas well as at night when its towers, discos, and restaurants are lit up and reflected in the river.+ WHERE TO STAY IN PUERTO MADEROIn Puerto Madero you can choose a luxury hotel, but it will be expensive. If you want a lessexpensive option, we suggest a Hostel in downtown Buenos Aires (el Centro), just a few blocksfrom Puerto Madero.+ MORE PICTURES OF PUERTO MADERO
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  • 16. www.ba-h.com.arSource: Buenos Aires Hostels + www.ba-h.com.ar the principal reference for Hostels inBuenos Aires. The website was created in 1999 and offers an ample selection of hostels,apartments, bed and breakfasts, and university residences in the principal Buenos Airesneighborhoods: Palermo, Recoleta, Barrio Norte, Belgrano, San Telmo, La Boca, etc.