Going through the history of Puerto Madero helps us understand how the abandoned can once again have life and utility. An adequate urban planning and a lot of effort and work managed to make this area one more neighbourhood of our City.
From place of passage to meeting place,from abandoned to one of the busiest tourist areas of Buenos Aires. Puerto Madero today combines elegance with simplicity, the warmth of the city and the breeze from the river, a modern style that does not neglect its historical components.
This area was born at the end of the 19th century due to the need to connect Buenos Aires and Europe through a port. The project of the engineer Eduardo Madero was approved by the then President Roca and, at the beginning of the 20th century, the reddish brick docks characteristic of the neighbourhood were built, in the style of English utilitarian architecture. For years it was an abandoned area, until, thanks to the 1989 State Reform Law, it became the luxurious neighbourhood that we know today.
Currently the neighbourhood is a beautiful gastronomic pole overlooking the river, where it is possible to contemplate art in its museums, visit a space such as the Ecological Reserve and get to know the Puente de la Mujer, an emblem of the area.