Buenos Aires Travel Blog› entry 5 of 6 › view all entries
March 12th, 2009 – by: jennifer_z
During this warm season, I found some people were just lying on the hotel swimming pool for relaxation. But this was not my travel style. I only wanted to explore more about this amazing city. Finished my breakfast, I was ready to go.
Puerto Madero is a great place. It's a wonderful example of urban renewal (and costly) the old abandoned warehouses along the four dock areas that made up Puerto Madero have become alive again with residential and commercial activity, from ghosts to a happening center. The old brick warehouses line the west side of the port with grand promenades along the waters and small parks throughout.
Both at night and during the day, walking around Puerto Madero is a must.This is something good to do after having eaten in one of the many excellent restaurants Puerto Madero has to offer.The view consists of a canal, some very modern buildings and a bridge called "Puente de la Mujer" (Woman's Bridge) that crosses the canal. This is the masterpiece of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, famed for his unusual approach to public architecture. The name of the bridge also refers to the naming pattern of Puerto Madero, where all the streets are named for important women. It's the only major city in the world with such a neighbourhood.
Puerto Madero is a pleasant enough spot for a walk in the daytime. You can also visit the museums on board the sailing ships, the Presidente Sarmiento and the Uraguay which are moored here permanently, or take a walk under the soaring white sail on the pedestrian Woman's Bridge.
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