The Puerto Madero area in Buenos Aires is a trendy redeveloped dock area full of restaurants and residences, and also where you can catch a ferry to Colonia del Sacramento. A nature reserve, Reserva Ecológica Costa del Sur, is located along the Río de la Plata.
There are a couple of antique ships docked in the canal. The Fragata ARA Presidente Sarmiento was in service between 1899 and 1939 and the ARA Corbeta Uruguay from 1874 to after 1904. They now serve as museums.
A Santiago Calatrava bridge, Puente de la Mujer (Women’s Bridge), crosses the canal. It was built in 2001. The bridge is 170m long and rotates 90 degrees to allow ships to pass through the canal. One interesting fact about Puerto Madero is that many of the streets in the area are named after women, and that’s how the bridge got its name.
Puerto Madero is also the location of some of Buenos Aires’ best steakhouses and many other restaurants.