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Punte de la Mujer - an architectural triumph in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is among the most frequently-visited cities in South America thanks in large part to its diverse architecture. There is one structure in particular that is attracting a significant portion of the attention - the Punte de la Mujer pedestrian bridge. An unusual design combined with the fact the bridge rotates 90 degrees to accommodate water traffic will make it a unique highlight of a tour of South America.

The bridge was completed in 2001 and stands as one of the most recognizable features in Buenos Aires due to its large cantilever spar. While it serves as a vital walkway to get from place to place int the city, the bridge is also a great spot for sightseeing visitors and provides a beautiful view of the city, especially at night.

Perhaps most compelling about the Punte de la Mujer is its inspiration. It was designed by the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, who said that he drew from a couple dancing the tango, which not only pays tribute to the cultural side of Argentina but also makes it evident why it's named what it is - Punte de la Mujer translates into "women's bridge."

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