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Torre Monumental, Buenos Aires

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Historic Site
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. Our Buenos Aires trip itinerary planner makes visiting Torre Monumental and other Buenos Aires attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This towering building reminded me of other clock towers I have visited in the world, including England, the Netherlands and South Africa. This is not surprising given the fact that this tower was a g...  more »
  • Across from Plaza San Martín, this 76m-high clock tower was a donation from the city’s British community in 1916 and built with materials shipped over from England to mark Argentina's hundred-year ann...  more »
  • This was the English Watch Tower as was a gift from England. However the name was changed for political reasons in the early 1980s Attractive Tower in the middle of a large open space Shame it's not o...  more »
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  • Beautiful monument, everyone here should also head to the train station which is absolutely amazing as well and it's just across the street. 🙂
  • Really cool monument. Covered in British memorabilia. I think it's quite fitting that the British coat of arms stand proud in Buenos Aires. The argies are clearly full of admiration for the British. Everywhere I go I see references to British culture- British Rock bands playing on the radio, the English Premier League being shown on TV, people wearing the British Flag on their clothing and of course the numerous references to the British Falkland Islands. I suspect most argentines wish the were British. 🇬🇧🇫🇰🇬🇧
  • Beautiful place but you need to wach out your things.
  • Despite they changed the name in 1982 to Torre Monumental, the old name Torre de los Ingleses is still very popular. Great spot to take some nice pictures and visit. In front of this tower you find a very nice square popular among locals on weekends for picnics etc.
  • Famous landmark,although it is not big and tall,it still a nice place to visit.