Puerto Madero (photos) began operating as the main commercial port for Buenos Aires in 1897. It is located very near to Plaza de Mayo and the Pink House. It gets its name from its designer, Eduardo Madero. Only 30 years later it was replaced by Puerto Nuevo. For the next 50 years Puerto Madero was left to deteriorate.
The Retiro Station in Buenos Aires is the terminus for three rail lines, Mitre, Belgrano and San Martin. It was opened in 1915. The steel structure was built in Liverpool, England, and assembled in Argentina. It is located adjacent to the Retiro bus terminal, the primary long distance bus station for Buenos Aires.
Less than a mile west of the town of Puerto Iguazu, there is an impressive sight where the Iguazú River meets with the Paraná River. This creates a “T” intersection with three land masses. In this case, the three land masses are portions of 3 different countries.
La Aripuca is a trap built from pieces of wood that was used to capture birds and small animals. It was a device used by the Guaraní, an indigenous group that used to inhabit the area around Puerto Iguazu.
How can one describe Iguazú Falls (photos)? We can begin with the facts and figures:
1.7 miles/2.7 kilometers long series of waterfalls
Average water flow of 61,660 cubic feet per second
Maximum recorded water flow of 452,000 cubic feet per second
275 discreet waterfalls (varies between 150 and 300 depending upon water flow)
Height of falls from 197 to 269 feet
Voted in 2011 as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature