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Torre Monumental

4.4/5
18 Reviews
Historical Architecture
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Av. Dr. José María Ramos Mejía 1315, C1104 CABA
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The Torre Monument (Tower Monument) was originally called Torre de Los Ingleses (Tower de Los Ingleses) (British Tower). It was a monument before the Falkland War between England and Argentina in 1982. The clock tower of Plaza Britñica (formerly known as Plaza Britñica) in Fulza Aérez, Buenos Aires, Argentina. This is a gift given to the city by the local British community to commemorate the centenary of the Revolution in May 1810. After the Falkland War in 1982, the tower was renamed Torrey Memorial Tower. The tower is decorated with the emblem of the British Empire. The tower is 75 meters (248 feet) high and has eight floors. The height of the clock is 35 meters (115 feet), and the clock is designed to imitate Big Ben. There are shields of Argentina and Britain at the entrance, which are inscribed "The Health of the Great Argentine People, from British Residents, May 25, 1810-1910". The pain of losing the Falkland War triggered the destruction of the clock. It was closed due to an explosion at the bottom of the tower in November 1984 and reopened in 1999 after restoration. It is close to the C line subway station, right in front of the tower monument. The Argentine government built the Falkland War Memorial in 1984 on the opposite side of Libizia Avenue.

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  • Wesley C
    Wesley C
    Tucson, United States
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    Attractive Clock Tower

    Tower (originally called the English Tower) was a gift of Buenos Aires's English expatriate community in 1916 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Argentina's May Revolution. Located in the center o...

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  • AlpinerHut
    AlpinerHut
    Chantilly, Virginia, USA
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    Don’t miss the views from the top!

    Once this clock tower was Torre de los Ingleses (Tower of the English) in Plaza Britannica. Now it’s Torre Monumental (Monumental Tower) in Plaza Fuerza Aerea Argentina (Argentine Air Force Plaza). ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1584756538000+0800)/
  • AAHolt
    AAHolt
    Corpus Christi, Texas
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    Interesting landmark

    Torre Monumental is a distinctive landmark in Buenos Aires and it provides an interesting story about the history of the relationship between the British and Argentinian people. Great views and worth ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1584748432000+0800)/
  • Vincent M
    Vincent M
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    All shipshape and Bristol fashion

    Back in Edwardian days, when British shipping still carried more cargo than any other nation’s, a brisk commerce connected the UK and Argentina, and a wealthy British commercial community was based in...

    Reviewed on /Date(1584080344000+0800)/
  • lowryepp
    lowryepp
    Epping, United Kingdom
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    Interesting monument of architecture and social history

    Fascinating story about Argentinian / British relations; deeply ironic that the memorial to the dead of the Falklands / Malvinas war is almost in it's shadow. Go up in lift, very cheap; views

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View a stunning example of the Palladian style of architecture when you see the Torre Monumental clock tower in Buenos Aires. Completed in 1916 and designed by Sir Ambrose Macdonald Poynter, the tower was a gift from British residents of the city. The exterior features meaningful symbols, including the English rose and Irish shamrock. Step inside to view a collection of photographs and tourist information about Buenos Aires. You can also take a free elevator to the top of the tower, where a broad view lets you look down upon the Retiro Railway Station and Plaza San Martin.
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