Puerto Madero

Buenos Aires
Puerto Madero showing modern architecture, night scenes and a city

Museums and art galleries, a riverboat casino and a lively nightlife await at Buenos Aires’ sparkling waterfront neighborhood.

Puerto Madero is Buenos Aires’ thriving redeveloped port area. Although it lay abandoned for almost a century, a major redevelopment in the 1990s gave it a new purpose. Today, wide tree-lined walkways follow the waterfront, offering views of luxury apartments, refurbished redbrick warehouses and yachts bobbing in the river.

Start your visit at Dock Four, the northernmost dock. It is home to fine dining restaurants and upscale bars and cafés. If you are on a budget, bring a picnic and eat your lunch along the waterfront or in the nearby urban park called Parque Micaela Bastidas.

Step aboard the ARA Uruguay, the oldest naval ship in the country, to see an example of a captain’s cabin and shipwreck artifacts. Go to the Fortabat Art Collection to see work by Argentine and international artists, including Andy Warhol and Salvador Dalí.

Stroll to Dock Three to see the Puente de la Mujer (Women’s Bridge). The structure depicts a couple dancing the tango and was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Visit the Fragata Sarmiento, another navy ship that has been converted into a floating museum.

Rows of renovated warehouses characterize the two southern docks, which are home to a university campus, restaurants, hotels, a casino on a Mississippi-style riverboat and a cinema complex.

Take a walk around the Ecological Reserve. It spreads from the eastern side of Puerto Madero to the banks of the Rio de la Plata. Follow the trails that lead around its four lagoons and see if you can spot the birds, butterflies and reptiles that live here. The area is free to enter and is popular with joggers and cyclists as well as local families. Try a traditional choripan (chorizo sandwich) from the food stands located on the road outside the reserve.

Divided into four docks and with minimal car traffic, compact Puerto Madero is best explored on foot or by bike. It’s within easy walking distance from the Plaza de Mayo, the city's main square, which is located to the west of the port.


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CH Madero Urbano Suites
CH Madero Urbano Suites
4 out of 5
Azopardo 770, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires
The price is $37 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Puerto Madero, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Plaza Dorrego and Presidente Sarmiento Frigate Ship Museum. Casa Rosada and Women's Bridge ...
4.2/5Excellent! (449 reviews)
"Wish there was a closer 24 hr parking. It was far away and weren’t the best blocks to walk at night."

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2021

CH Madero Urbano Suites
Hilton Buenos Aires
Hilton Buenos Aires
4.5 out of 5
Av Macacha Guemes 351, Buenos Aires
The price is $118 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Located in Puerto Madero, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Women's Bridge, Presidente Sarmiento Frigate Ship Museum, and Coleccion de Arte Amalia ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (963 reviews)
"Everything about the property is fantastic, the location the staff the architecture and the food, but what stands out the best is the amazing staff"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Hilton Buenos Aires
Hotel Madero Buenos Aires
Hotel Madero Buenos Aires
4.5 out of 5
Rosario Vera Peñaloza 360 – Dique 2, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is $127 per night from Sep 24 to Sep 24
Located in Puerto Madero, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Women's Bridge and Casa Rosada. Coleccion de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat and Florida ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (993 reviews)
"The room was too cold and I couldn’t set the air conditioning higher. The balcony door was broken and I couldn’t close it properly. This made the room colder and noisy. I reserve water view and they changed it for city view. I was there for one night, so I didn’t bother to change it."

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2021

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ALVEAR ICON HOTEL – LEADING HOTEL OF THE WORLD
ALVEAR ICON HOTEL – LEADING HOTEL OF THE WORLD
5 out of 5
Aime Paine 1130, Buenos Aires
The price is $300 per night from Sep 24 to Sep 24
Located in Puerto Madero, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Women's Bridge and Presidente Sarmiento Frigate Ship Museum. Casa Rosada and Coleccion ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (199 reviews)
"Really beautiful, nice amenities and great staff! The pool area is wonderful and the neighborhood is very convenient!"

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2020

ALVEAR ICON HOTEL – LEADING HOTEL OF THE WORLD
Faena Hotel Buenos Aires
Faena Hotel Buenos Aires
5 out of 5
Martha Salotti 445, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is $339 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in Puerto Madero, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Women's Bridge and Puerto Madero Casino. Casa Rosada and Florida Street are also within ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (264 reviews)
Does not worth
"I will compare this hotel with other nice Hotels I stayed in the last 12 months: Palácio Estoril, Mondrian at Sea Containers London, Gran Hyatt Rio de Janeiro, Tivoli Mofahej São Paulo, Colonade Coral Gabels, Golden Tulip Brasilia, Sofitel Carrasco Montevideo. I suggest the reader to check these ..."

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Faena Hotel Buenos Aires
Unique Art Madero
Unique Art Madero
4 out of 5
Chile 80, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is $40 per night from Sep 24 to Sep 24
Located in Puerto Madero, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Presidente Sarmiento Frigate Ship Museum, Plaza Dorrego, and Women's Bridge. Casa Rosada and ...
3.3/5 (991 reviews)
"Great place, good location, very gentle people assisting. Well for a stop by in Puerto Madero if you are willing to enjoy the outdoors of the city"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020

Unique Art Madero
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