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Torre Monumental, Buenos Aires

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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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  • "Letty-b station" of classical Tower stand close. Was overwhelmed with very nice Tower. I think that the Tower has condensed the history between Argentina and the United Kingdom, is more complex.
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  • A formidable construction, originally made by the British to commemorate the centenary of the may revolution. However, due to the confrontation of the Malvinas, was renamed in 1982. Is on air force Argentina Square, between the Plaza San Martín and the Estación Retiro-Mitre, along the street San Martín and Avenida del Libertador. It's a great place for photos, too bad it wasn't open on the day we spent there.
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  • 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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  • It's in a great park. I never knew the history of this clock until recently. It was finished 100 years ago and given to Argentina by the British as a gift. It used to be named Torre de los Ingleses before the war in 1982.
  • Beautiful, but there are lot of similar squares and towers in BA. Nice to look at, but not worth a specific visit I think.
  • Ernest karas Argentinian in espana Feb 7 2016 by the tower between the Buenos Aires Airport in Argentinian,South America
  • Something that you must see If you come to Buenos Aires
  • A typical Buenos Aires landmark; it frames a piece of the downtown area in a very pictorical fashion