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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  • The Monumental Tower is located in the Retiro District in front of the Sheraton hotel on the square of the Argentina air force. It was built by the British to commemorate the centenary of the may revolution and was called the Tower of English but after the Falklands war was of Monumental Tower.
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  • The Dorri Memorial Tower is located in the Dinggong Park of Shelis, in the heart of the town, and the towers are beautiful and the red buildings are beautiful under the lined of the blue sky.
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  • A beautiful example of Renaissance style, this tower which was donated by the English community established in the country for the celebration of the centenary of the may revolution, but was opened 6 years later, so ya cumplio 101 years, truly a wonder very worthy to be visited...
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  • Beautiful tower. It is even better when lit up at night.
  • 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.

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