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The 10 safety pins of Puerto Madero

Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Con sus 350 hectáreas, la Reserva Ecológica es el mayor espacio verde de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires y uno de los paseos preferidos. A lo largo de sus numerosos senderos (que llevan hasta el río), se pueden observar distintas especies de aves, mamíferos, anfibios, reptiles y vegetación autóctona como pastizales de cortaderas y bosques de alisos. La Reserva, que actualmente es un emblema de la conservación del medio ambiente en la Ciudad, funcionó como un balneario para los porteños. En esas tierras se había proyectado el “Centro Administrativo de la Ciudad”, un emprendimiento que pretendía ganarle tierras al río, y que azarosamente terminó regalándole a Buenos Aires un sitio único.
11 May, 2019

The neighborhood of modern architecture displays buildings that are worth appreciating on your visit to Buenos Aires.

1- Immigration Museum

The former Immigrant Hotel, which functioned as such until 1951, had a process of asset recovery by the National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF). Over a million people have been accommodated over the years, mainly from Europe, but also from Asia and Africa.

Currently, the MUNTREF-Immigration Museum 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 exposed – one of the most striking pieces of their heritage are the log books of all immigrants who arrived in our country.

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

Immigration Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina

More information:

  • Address: Av. Antarctica Argentina 1355, Retiro. Entry by A. Naval, b / Dir. N. de Migraciones, and Buquebus
  • Phone: 5411 4893-0322
  • www.untref.edu.ar/muntref/
  • Days and opening hours to the public: Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Free admission
  • Guided tours: Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 4pm.
  • Reports and reservations for guided tours: reservasmuseodelainmigracion@untref.edu.ar

2- Contemporary Art Center

The MUNTREF- Center for Contemporary Art is located in the legendary Immigrant Hotel. In its rooms, each exhibition becomes a site specific project that is reached through research and dialogue processes between artists and curators. It is a platform for the presentation of contemporary art and culture, in which one works with the aspiration to create in each exhibition, a space of knowledge and interpellation to the public. Since its inauguration, they exhibited international artists such as the French Christian Boltanski, who developed an intervention that was visited by more than 300 thousand people, the Italian Rosa Barba, the German Ito Steyerl, among others.

Center of Contemporary Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina

More information:

  • Address: Av. Antarctica Argentina 1355, Retiro. Entry by A. Naval, e / Dir. N. de Migraciones, and Buquebus
  • 5411 4893-0322
  • www.untref.edu.ar/muntref/
  • Days and opening hours to the public: Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Free admission
  • Guided tours: Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 4pm.
  • Reports and reservations for guided tours: reservasmuseodelainmigracion@untref.edu.ar

3- Art Collection Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat

The Private Collection brings together an important selection of works by national and foreign artists. The national tour addresses the problems of Argentine art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with leading 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, among which Pieter Brueghel II and Joseph M. William Turner stand out.

Amalia Lacroze of Fortabat Art Collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina

More information:

  • Address: Olga Cossettini 141
  • Telephone: 5411 4310-6600
  • www.coleccionfortabat.org.ar
  • Days and hours of opening to the public: Tuesday to Sunday from 12 to 20 hours.
  • Tariff entry
  • Guided tours: Tuesday to Sunday at 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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. Inside, photographs, objects and documents are displayed.

The President Sarmiento Frigate, built in 1897, treasures the collection of its historical trips between 1899 and 1938. To travel through it is to feel the life of a crew that spent months at sea, visiting their places of study, cabins and rooms of machines and boilers. Vintage videos, trophies, gifts and photographs of illustrious personalities who visited it are displayed.

Argentine Navy Museum Ship, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • ARA Frigate “President Sarmiento”: Alicia Moreau de Justo 900, dike 3
  • Corvette ARA “Uruguay”: Alicia Moreau de Justo 500, dike 4
  • Telephone: 5411 4334-9386 / 1090
  • www.ara.mil.ar
  • Days and opening hours to the public: every day, including holidays, of
  • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Contribution bonus, children under 5 and free schools.
  • Guided visits: for schools and groups from 10 am to 2 pm. Prior coordination

5- Humor Museum

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

Museum of Humor, Buenos Aires, Argentina

More information:

  • Address: av. of the Italians 851
  • Telephone: 5411 4313-4079 / 4073
  • www.museos.buenosaires.gob.ar/muhu
  • Days and opening hours to the public:
    • Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. / Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Holidays from 12 a.m. to 8 p.m. / Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: free.
    • Under 15 years: free. Guided tours: every day at 3pm.

6- Faena Arts Center

It was built at the beginning of the 20th century as one of the first large mills in Argentina. The building retains the height of the ceilings, semicircular arches, windows and other industrial features of the time. The arts center, opened in 2011, offers an extraordinary historical backdrop to the innumerable expressions of contemporary art.

Faena Arts Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina

More information:

  • Address: Aime Paine 1169
  • Telephone: 5411 4010-9233
  • www.ba.faenaarts.com
  • Days and opening hours to the public: Thursday to Sunday, from 12 to 18 hours.
  • Tariff entry

7- Pavilion of the Fine Arts – UCA

The Pavilion of the Fine Arts is a cultural space inaugurated in March 2003, where temporary exhibitions are made that combine various fields of arts such as literature, music, cinema, science, research and history, under the same link . It is part of the program of the Pontifical Catholic University of 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 admission.

Pabellón de las Bellas Artes – UCA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

More information:

  • Address: Alicia M. de Justo 1300, PB
  • 5411 4349-0200
  • www.uca.edu.ar/pabellon
  • Days and opening hours to the public: Tuesday to Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Free admission
  • Guided tours: Prior coordination at 4349-0200

8- Monumental Fountain of Las Nereidas

The Monumental Fountain of Las Nereidas is a work of white Carrara marble, made by the artist Lola Mora, one of the first sculptors in the country. When it was inaugurated in 1903, it generated controversies because they considered the nudes unseemly. She was going to be in Plaza de Mayo, but she was relocated to Puerto Madero when the neighborhood was just being urbanized. The source consists of a huge leaflet, from which three newts emerge with their horses. In the center, two Nereids hold a smaller leaflet than the triumphant Venus.

Monumental Fountain of Las Nereidas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Address: av. Dr. Tristán Achával Rodríguez 1401

9- Museum of Calcos and Comparative Sculpture

The Museum of Calcos and Compared Sculpture “Ernesto de la Cárcova”, which belongs to the National University of the Arts, has a unique heritage in Latin America, started at the beginning of the 20th century by the artist Ernesto de la Cárcova. His collection brings together first copies of originals and proposes tours through Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Gothic, Renaissance and Pre-Columbian art, among others.

Museum of Calcos and Comparative Sculpture, Buenos Aires, Argentina

More information:

  • Address: Elvira Rawson de Dellepiane meters from Av. España 1701, Costanera Sur
  • Telephone: 5411 4361-4419 / 3790
  • www.museodelacarcova.una.edu.ar
  • Days and opening hours to the public: Tuesday to Sunday and holidays from 10 am to 6 pm. Contribution bonus
  • Guided visits: Educational institutions, groups and interested parties can request a shift by phone or write to carcova.visitasguiadas@una.edu.ar

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 preferred walks. Along its many trails (which lead to the river), you can see different species of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and native vegetation such as grassland grasslands and alder forests.

The Reserve, which is currently an emblem of environmental conservation in the City, functioned as a seaside resort for Buenos Aires. In these lands the “Administrative Center of the City” had been projected, a venture that sought to win land to the river, and that ended up randomly giving Buenos Aires a unique place.

Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Source: GCBA

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