Puente de la Mujer, Buenos Aires

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Proof that modern architecture can add value to a historic city, the sleek Puente de la Mujer spans dock 3 of Buenos Aires' port district. The "Woman's Bridge" can rotate up to 90 degrees in under two minutes, allowing water traffic to pass. Designed by renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the pedestrian bridge's distinctive, asymmetrical white "needle" has become an icon of the city. Don't try to cross the bridge in high heels--its widely spaced slats have been known to claim the occasional unsuspecting shoe. Put Puente de la Mujer into our Buenos Aires trip planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The architecture is beautiful and impressive, modern and very well maintained, clean, with many people taking pictures to mark the location. Worth knowing to salute the greatest invention of God ... THE WOMAN ...
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  • If they walk in the city, you got that go to the bridge of the woman, next to the obelisk and the teatro Colón, I would say that is the structures more emblematic of buenos aires.
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  • It is a very modern and very large type of sculptur,which has become a tourist attraction as well as providing acces to the modern Puert Mader  more »
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  • It's a nice bridge. We found it very useful to get from one side of the water to the other. We noticed people walking on the other side & we wanted to as well. This bridge served it's purpose 100% and we crossed the water with ease. We also noticed other people utilising it to cross the water, many people in fact used it with abandonment! I wish other cities would have these bridges
  • Calatrava Is my favorite architect. This is the first piece of his I saw. There's a joke about the excessive curvilinear flourish of his bridges I'll look up for you. I understand he did the first completed section of Ground Zero in New York, and he did the city center in Valencia. I don't know why I didn't think to go see it when I was in Europe. He also designed the conversion of Union Station in Denver to a transportation hub, but the city fired him rather then pay his design bill, with the result that the project never got filled in properly.
  • Connects two shores. You can walk to the one side or the other. I recommend this bridge!
  • A must see when visiting Buenos Aires and stunning at night! Many nice restaurants on both sides of the shore.
  • One of my fave places to walk around in hot BA summers nights. Pretty!

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