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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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  • Bell Tower of the English, the original name of this tower. But because of the rivalry with England changed to Torre Monumental, well worth a visit from the Plaza San Martin, a big beautiful bell tower that also lit in the evening.
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  • so I still call everyone, it is a fine example of 19th-century British architecture with a vague reference to Big Ben.
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  • This tower was made by English and given by English. So to me it was not that impressive. It looks like a fake Big Ben 
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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