1pm | Lunch in Puerto Madero

Time to relax, ask for a lunch menu, then take a stroll along the riverside

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It's time for lunch, and Puerto Madero is the perfect place. Here modern skyscrapers shoot upwards around the regenerated city port. On one side of the docks, old red brick warehouses have been transformed into modern apartments and office blocks, while on the other side, glass skyscrapers, and five star hotels. There are plenty of options for food, from traditional steak houses to Asian cuisine, gourmet sandwiches and fastfood.

Once refueled, take a look at the historic museum ships moored on the docks: the Corbeta Uruguay and the Sarmiento frigate.

The main landmark in Puerto Madero the bridge designed by Valencian architect Calatrava, El Puente de la Mujer, which represents a couple dancing tango in abstract form. If you're into art, head across the river and take a look at the Fortabat Art Collection, which includes pieces by Antonio Berni, Auguste Rodin y Andy Warhol. If you prefer being outdoors, an option is to continue walking to the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, a 350-hectare nature reserve and a haven for native flora and fauna. In front of the entrance, you'll see the Las Nereidas fountain, the work of Argentine sculptress Lola Mora.      

Guided tours:

-The city tourist board offers free rowing excursions on the river every Wednesday and Sunday at 10.30am and 12 noon.

-Free guided walking tours of Puerto Madero are offered every Sunday at 11am in English, and 3pm in Spanish.

To continue our itinerary:

Take bus number 33, 54 or 152 in Avenida Leandro N. Alem, and head to La Boca neighbourhood.

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