Torre Monumental, Buenos Aires

While exploring the Retiro neighborhood of Buenos Aires, pay a quick visit to Torre Monumental, a gift from British residents on the centenary of the May Revolution. Reminiscent of London's Big Ben, the clock tower was designed by British architect Ambrose Macdonald Poynter. Take a moment to admire or photograph the striking 75 m (247 ft) structure built in the Palladian style and decorated with symbols of the British Empire--thistle, shamrock, dragon, and rose. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Torre Monumental by using our Buenos Aires online trip planner .
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  • In about 1910, the 75.5 metre, Palladian-style clock tower was a gift (bestowed only in the sense of commitment to build soon) from British expats to the people of the City of Buenos Aires, to mark th...  more »
  • During my Tour of Scenic South America we actually only drove past this on the coach on the way to somewhere else but I'm going to count it, I thought it was interesting in English-hating Argentina th...  more »
  • A very nice clock tower in Plaza san martin that was presented to the city by the English Expatriate community in 1916. Distinctive red brick tower.  more »
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  • A very nice clock tower in Plaza san martin that was presented to the city by the English Expatriate community in 1916. Distinctive red brick tower.
  • First thing that we we visited arrived in Buenos Aires, looks really good! And the park around it is fantastic, hope you will enjoy it
  • Nice tower, saw it from a distance as part of a tour. The tower was a gift from Britain in commemoration of the May 1810 revolution.
  • Better than Big Been Y'all!!!
  • Not safe at all to be in this area.. Lots of robbery around this olace
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