Buenos Aires - The Center & Puerto Madero (Chapter)
This is the Center & Puerto Madero chapter from Lonely Planet's Buenos Aires guidebook.
Buenos Aires’ Center is where bustle meets hustle and lines of business suits rush along the narrow streets in the shadow of skyscrapers and old European buildings. BA’s youngest and least conventional barrio, Puerto Madero is home to old brick warehouses converted into some of the city’s trendiest lofts, offices, hotels and restaurants.
- hang out at Plaza de Mayo to see the main cathedral, the Cabildo, the Museo del Bicentenario and Casa Rosada
- take a walk or bike ride through the unique Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur wild wetlands where you can spot birds or perhaps a nutria or iguana
- visit the Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, the contemporary museum showing the collection of Argentina’s richest woman
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and a Neighborhood Walk: Through the Heart of Buenos Aires.
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