Puente de la Mujer

Puerto Madero

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 fishhook or even a harp – it’s supposed to represent a couple dancing the tango. Designed by acclaimed Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and mostly built in Spain, this 160m-long pedestrian bridge cost US$6 million and rotates 90 degrees to allow water traffic to pass.

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1. 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…

2. 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…

3. 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 …

4. Corbeta Uruguay

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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…

5. 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…

6. 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…

7. Ministerio de Economía


In June 1955 Argentine naval aircraft strafed Plaza de Mayo in the first step of a military coup, killing more than 300 civilians who were gathered in…

8. 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…