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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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  • The Monumental Tower stands on the Plaza San Martin. My visit was very fast because it was already getting dark. The Tower remember well the English style. It is a memorial to the young people who died in the war of the Maldives
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  • The tower is nice, but quite boring. The story behind it is interesting though, but you have to look that up on the Internet or get a guide - we didn't find anything about that at the site. 
  • It is impossible to pass by the site and does not stop for a moment to admire the tower. What I did and recommend was spending time in the square next to it to relax and admire the views. At sunset is a very pleasant experience to observe the tower with the sky in the background.
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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