This 1,100m by 1,400m dock with its irregular quadrilateral shape was inaugurated in 1897 amid complaints and controversy over the inefficiency of the port project proposed by the trader Eduardo Madero in 1882. (the port became obsolete very quickly due to cargo ships' increasing size).
Originally there were storehouses on the southern, eastern and western wharfs while the norhern side was reserved for the embarking and disembarking of passengers. Nowadays, only the building on the southern side remains - it now belongs to the Buquebus ferry company, and at the other extreme you can find the Yacht Club Argentino.
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