Corbeta Uruguay

Puerto Madero

This 46m-long military ship conducted surveys along Argentina’s coast and supplied bases in Antarctica until it was decommissioned in 1926, after 52 years of service. Displayed below the main deck are interesting relics from Antarctica expeditions, such as crampons and snowshoes, along with historical photos and nautical items. Check out the tiny kitchen, complete with mate (tea-like beverage) supplies (of course).

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1. Centro Cultural Kirchner

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It was former president Néstor Kirchner who, in 2005, first proposed turning the abandoned former central post office into a cultural center. He died in…

2. Puente de la Mujer

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The striking Puente de la Mujer is Puerto Madero’s signature monument. Unveiled in 2001, this gleaming white structure spans Dique 3 and resembles a sharp…

4. Fragata Sarmiento

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Over 23,000 Argentine naval cadets and officers have trained aboard this 85m sailing vessel, which traveled around the world 37 times between 1899 and…

5. Casa Rosada

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The Casa Rosada was named for its distinctive color. It was from the balcony here, at the presidential palace, that Eva Perón famously addressed the…

6. Banco de la Nación

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The main branch of the Banco de la Nación (1944) is the work of famed architect Alejandro Bustillo, who considered the building to be his best work – he…

7. Museo Casa Rosada

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Behind the Casa Rosada, look for a glass wedge: it's the roof of this bright and airy museum, housed within the brick vaults of Argentina's old aduana …

8. Edificio Libertador

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Towering above the Casa Rosada, just south of Parque Colón on Av Colón, is the army headquarters at the Edificio Libertador, the real locus of Argentine…