Buenos Aires: Puerto Madero
Puerto Madero is the most posh area of Buenos Aires, despite its condition of city port and the fact that only 20 years ago was nothing but a ghost town.
Due to the common floods the area of La Boca suffered, many different projects were proposed to the president to change the port.
It was Eduardo Madero's the one chosen.
His project was chosen just for being pretty and the construction required 10 years.
By the time it was finished the ships' sizes had changed and Puerto Madero was already useless. So, a new port had to be built.
Puerto Madero would become nothing but an empty
lot for almot a century, having nothing else to offer but rusty ships.
Puerto Madero would become nothing but an empty lot for almot a century, having nothing else to offer but rusty ships.
In 1990, the area was sold to private investors and despite this the Argentinian government had to invest 1000 million dollars in the project.
This was the biggest investment in Argentinian history.
Buenos Aires' Femenine Heart
Roads and avenues were built and named after important Latin American women.
A bridge was set in the middle and named "Bridge of the woman" (Puente de la mujer).
Nowadays, Puerto Madero is the most modern part of city of Buenos Aires.
Here you will find the tallest buildings in Argentina, if not South America, and even these are named after women.
What's in Puerto Madero?
Stylish restaurants, high class apartments, international companies and richer buildings constitute Puerto Madero.
There are no houses here. The only residencial buildings are luxury apartments only available for rent.
There's an old battle ship you can enter for free.
There isn't a guided tour, which allows you to walk freely inside the ship and stay as long or briefly as you like.
There's also the floating casino of Puerto Madero which was set in 2000 after gambling and casinos
were banned in Buenos Aires land.
As the river is not part of the city, the floating casino couldn't be touched, offerering an extravagant experience to gamblers and visitors.