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The 10 must-see in Puerto Madero

Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires

The district of modern architecture unfolds buildings that are worth appreciating during your visit to Buenos Aires.

1- Immigration Museum

The former Hotel de los Immigrantes, which functioned as such until 1951, had a process of patrimonial recovery by the National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF). Over the years more than a million people were accommodated, mainly from Europe, but also from Asia and Africa.

Currently, the Muntref-Museum of Immigration presents one of its most interesting features is that it presents to the public the experience of migration in its different stages: travel, arrival, insertion and legacy. Historical documentation, photographs, films, contemporary testimonies and relics are exhibited — one of the most striking pieces of its heritage are the record books of all immigrants who arrived in our country.

In addition, the Immigration Museum hosts itinerant artistic interventions such as Carlos Trilick, Graciela Sacco, Gabriela Golder, Mariano Sardón and Annemarie Heinrich.

 More information: 

  • Address: Av. Antarctica Argentina 1355, Retiro. Entry by A. Naval, e/ Dir. N. de Migraciones, and Buquebus
  • Phone: 5411 4893-0322  
  • Days and opening hours to the public: Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm.
  • Free admission
  • Guided tours: Saturdays and Sundays from 14 to 16 hours.
  • Reports and reservations for guided tours: 

2- Contemporary Art Center

MUNTREF- Centro de Arte Contemporáneo is located in the legendary Hotel de Immigrantes. In its rooms, each exhibition becomes a site specific project that is upheld through research processes and dialogue between artists and curators. It is a platform for the presentation of contemporary art and culture, in which we work with the aspiration of creating in each exhibition, a space for knowledge and questioning to the public. Since its inauguration, international artists such as Frenchman Christian Boltanski, who developed an intervention that was visited by more than 300,000 people, Italian Rosa Barba, German Ito Steyerl, among others.

 More information: 

Reports and reservations for guided tours: 

3- Amalia Lacroze Art Collection by Fortabat

The Private Collection brings together an important selection of works by domestic and foreign artists. The national tour addresses the problems of Argentine art in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with outstanding artists such as Prilidiano Pueyrredón, Emilio Pettoruti, Xul Solar and Antonio Berni, among others. It also presents an area dedicated exclusively to international art with works by great masters, including Pieter Brueghel II and Joseph M. William Turner.

 More information: 

  • Address: Olga Cossettini 141
  • Telephone: 5411 4310-6600  
  • Days and opening hours to the public: Tuesday to Sunday from 12 to 8 pm.
  • Tariff entry.
  • Guided tours: Tuesday to Sunday at 15 and 5 pm

4- Argentine Navy Museum Ship

With more than fifty years of service and outstanding Antarctic activity, the Corvette Uruguay is a visit that cannot be missed. Photographs, objects and documents are displayed inside.

The Frigate President Sarmiento, built in 1897, treasures the collection of his historic journeys between 1899 and 1938. Walking around it is to feel the life of a crew who spent months on the high seas, visiting their study places, cabins and machine rooms and boilers. Period videos, trophies, gifts and photographs of illustrious personalities who visited it are exhibited.

  • ARA Frigate “Presidente Sarmiento”: Alicia Moreau de Justo al 900, dam 3
  • Corvette ARA “Uruguay”: Alicia Moreau de Justo al 500, dike 4
  • Phone: 5411 4334-9386/1090  
  • Days and opening hours to the public: every day, including holidays, from
  • 10 am to 7 pm. Bonus contribution, children under 5 years and free schools.

Guided tours: for schools and groups from 10 to 2 pm. Prior coordination.

5- Museum of Humor

The Museum gathers works by all Argentine referents in cartoon, animation, drawing and illustration. It is chaired by a committee of notables and has a permanent exhibition of the History of Graphic Humor from 1806 to the present. It also has transient shows, educational programs and a microcinema.

 More information: 

Monday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm/Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 8 pm Holidays from 12 to 8 pm/Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: for free.Children under 15 years old: free.Guided tours: every day at 15 h.

6- Faena Arts Center

It was built in the early twentieth century as one of the first big mills in Argentina. The building retains the height of the ceilings, semicircular arches, floor-to-ceiling windows and other industrial characteristics of the time. Opened in 2011, the arts centre offers an extraordinary historical backdrop of the countless expressions of contemporary art.

 More information: 

  • Address: Aime Paine 1169
  • Telephone: 5411 4010-9233  
  • Opening
  • days and opening hours to the public: Thursday to Sunday, from 12 to 6 pm.
  • Tariff entry.

7- Fine Arts Pavilion — UCA

The Fine Arts Pavilion is a cultural space inaugurated in March 2003, where temporary exhibitions are held that combine various fields of the arts such as literature, music, cinema, science, research and history, under one link. It is part of the program of the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina. It seeks to create an environment that provides a platform for artistic freedom and innovative criteria. The Pavilion is open to the public with free and free admission.

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8- Monumental Fountain of Las Nereidas

The Monumental Fountain of Las Nereidas is a work of white marble from Carrara, made by the artist Lola Mora, one of the first sculptors in the country. When it was inaugurated in 1903, it generated controversies because nudity considered unseemous. She was going to be in Plaza de Mayo, but she was relocated to Puerto Madero when the neighborhood was just urbanizing. The fountain consists of a huge leaflets, from which three newts emerge with their horses. In the center, two nereids hold a smaller leafway than it arises, triumphal, Venus.

  • Address: Av. Dr. Tristan Achával Rodriguez 1401

9- Museum of Decals and Comparative Sculpture

The museum of Calcos and Comparada Sculpture “ Ernesto de la Cárcova ”, which belongs to the National University of the Arts, has a unique heritage in Latin America, started in the early twentieth century by artist Ernesto de la Cárcova. Its collection brings together first copies of originals and proposes tours through Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Gothic, Renaissance and Pre-Columbian art, among others.

 More information: 

  • Address: Elvira Rawson de Dellepiane meters from Av. España 1701, Costanera Sur
  • Phone: 5411 4361-4419/3790  
  • Days and opening hours to the public: Tuesday to Sunday and holidays from 10 am to 6 pm. Bonus contribution.
  • Guided tours: Educational institutions, groups and stakeholders can request a shift by phone or write to 

10- Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve

With its 350 hectares, the Ecological Reserve is the largest green space in the City of Buenos Aires and one of the favorite walks. Along its many trails (leading up to the river), you can observe different species of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and native vegetation such as grasslands of cutaderas and alder forests.

The Reserve, which is currently an emblem of environmental conservation in the City, functioned as a seaside resort for the Buenos Aires. In these lands, the “Centro Administrativo de la Ciudad” was planned, a venture that sought to earn land from the river, and that randolly ended up giving Buenos Aires a unique place.

source: GCBA

Publication Date: 11/05/2019

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By: Juan 11 May, 2019

Atractividades del paisajismo y a la vez, ejemplo de creación de empleo genuino de calidad: Vengo por DEBER CÍVICO dijo el amigote de Macri y triplicó por la DA N° 1422/16 del JGM Marcos Peña los cargos de funcionarios de nivel gerencial en la Administración de Parques Nacionales. Antes, 13 Directores de carrera por Decreto 1375/96; a partir 2016, 31 Direcciones (de 90 mil arriba mas Unidades Retributivas liquidadas TODOS los meses), que de inmediato fueron cubiertas SIN CONCURSO con cuadros porteños del PRO. Igual, son aves de paso. Así está Parques Nacionales hoy:

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