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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  • September 2, 2017
    What made this menument ironic is that the Argentine Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas memorial to those who died in this conflict is literally situated across the road from the English Clock Tower. The...  more »
  • August 26, 2017
    It is known as one of the most characteristic monuments, now with the new name. Located opposite the station of Retiro, plaza San Martin and the Sheraton Hotel. Very visible in a small but nice very maintained square. You should watch it at night with its new lighting, it is very nice. It is not for a special visit, only if the area or in a general tour, but worth at least to see it pass.
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  • August 16, 2017
    It is better known by that name. Located in the front of the train station and opposite the Sheraton hotel Retiro neighborhood. One of the monuments that are a postcard of the city of Buenos Aires. Recently renovated, it is a nice place that tourists take photos to be in the area. Near the street Reconquista, bars
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  • July 29, 2017
    Beautiful tower. It is even better when lit up at night.
  • May 3, 2017
    Beautiful monument, everyone here should also head to the train station which is absolutely amazing as well and it's just across the street. 🙂
  • February 26, 2017
    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. 🇬🇧🇫🇰🇬🇧
  • February 20, 2017
    Beautiful place but you need to wach out your things.
  • December 2, 2016
    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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