Fuente de las Nereidas

Puerto Madero

This marble fountain dating from 1903 by the controversial Argentine sculptor Lola Mora was originally intended for Plaza de Mayo, but was considered distasteful and placed instead in a less prominent location, on the corner of Av Alem and Perón. It was later moved to its current location in Puerto Madero.

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1. Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

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The beautifully marshy land of this sprawling waterfront nature reserve is a popular site for weekend picnics, walks and bike rides (rental kiosks line…

2. Faena Arts Center

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This very large, airy art space – in a beautifully renovated flour mill – highlights the contemporary dreams of local and international artists and…

3. Facultad de Ingeniería

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This neoclassical building is the engineering school for the Universidad de Buenos Aires. It was originally built for the Fundación Eva Perón and is an…

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. 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…

6. 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…

7. Archivo del Ejército

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Built in 1881, this building was where Argentinian money was minted until 1944. It now contains military archives.

8. Museo del Cine

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This small museum is housed in the former accommodations block of the electricity plant that is now the Usina del Arte. It contains the original posters …