My favourite place in Buenos Aires is Puerto Madero, the youngest neighbourhood in the city.
At the end of the 19th century, the aim was to provide the City of Buenos Aires with a good port infrastructure. The project of the merchant Eduardo Madero located the port next to the Plaza de Mayo. The works began in 1897. At the beginning of the 20th century, the red brick dyke deposits were built. Later, the Costanera Avenue was designed, one of the favourite walks of the city. Due to the increasing size of the cargo ships, the Puerto Nuevo was built to accommodate them and the Madero area was abandoned for more than 50 years.
In 1989, it was decided to rescue the old port area that was transformed into a residential area, its full of restaurants where you can enjoy the local gastronomy. I especially like La Cabaña las Lilas. It is also a good place to go out at night.
The names of the streets of Puerto Madero pay tribute to women from Argentinian history.
In the neighbourhood, we can find Ernesto de La Cárcova Museum (museum of decals), the Humour Museum, the Bridge of Woman (work of Calatrava and emblem of the neighbourhood), the Monument to Tango, the Micaela Bastidas Park, the Sarmiento Frigate Museum Ship, the Uruguay Museum Ship (the oldest Argentine ship still floating), the Nereids Fountain, the Ecological Reserve (large green area) and the Yatch Club Argentino, among others.