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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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  • Part of our journey through the Centre of BA was reached by metro station of Retiro, once on the surface, because my eyes were dark, towards this beautiful Tower, surrounded by a small, but lovely Park. As I said, it was part of the route, it is not a must-see, but if you go out there you don't see it.
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  • The Monumental Tower, better known as the Torre de los Ingleses, is a monument of 60 meters high, donated by the English residents as a tribute to the centennial of the may revolution. Its red color and its size make it stand throughout the environment. There's that see her closely since the shields and Argentine and British emblems embossed, placed in the lower part of the sides of the tower are of great quality deserves to visit!
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  • British residents of Argentina in commemoration of the centenary of the may revolution (1910), gave to our country this beautiful ornate Tower, it is in the Renaissance style and it is located in the barrio of Retiro, opposite one of the most important rail terminals of Buenos Aires. Heads of lions, columns, triglyphs and metopes, Suns, the coats of arms of Britain and Argentina and on top a clock made in opaline English and five bronze bells. Widely known in our country as TORRE DE LOS INGLESES.
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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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