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Built by British residents in 1916 to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Revolution of May, the Torre Monumental is a memorable sight to most visitors who walk through Buenos Aires.
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Avenida Del Libertador 49 | Inside the Plaza Fuerza Aerea, Buenos Aires C1001ABA, Argentina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am glad this tower is still standing and in good shape even after it was renamed from the English tower after the Falkland wars. It is Big Ben mini .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teresa H
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Torre Monumental (Tower Monument) initially called Torre de los Ingleses (Tower of the English) before Falkland War of 1982 between England and Argentina, is a clock tower located in the Plaza Fuerza Aérea (formerly Plaza Británica) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was a gift from...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

This old clock tower is built by British .You will not miss seeing it on your city tour.You can see it going past.A beautiful tower.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed March 12, 2018

In about 1910, the 75.5 metre, Palladian-style clock tower was a gift (bestowed only in the sense of commitment to build soon) from British expats to the people of the City of Buenos Aires, to mark the 100th year anniversary of the Revolution of May...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed February 27, 2018

During my Tour of Scenic South America we actually only drove past this on the coach on the way to somewhere else but I'm going to count it, I thought it was interesting in English-hating Argentina that they had a tower by an Englishman, I...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank CatchBooker
Reviewed February 11, 2018

A very nice clock tower in Plaza san martin that was presented to the city by the English Expatriate community in 1916. Distinctive red brick tower.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank rschagrin
Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

This attraction has its historical value but I would like to have gone to the top of the tower. Of course I understand that the reason might be to preserve this beautiful monument.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank JaderIpa
Reviewed February 3, 2018

This clocktower/monument has a vey interesting history, including its change of name after the unfortunate conflict between Argentina and the UK in 1982. What was originally a gift made in kindness became a focus for resentment and vandalism, necessitating construction of a security fence for...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank One_of_the_BOFs
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

In the days when UK and Argentina had a very close relationship this Tower was donated to the Argentine people. Hence it was called the English Tower. Not surprisingly the word English was dropped after the Falkland war! Lovely piece of architecture

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 157DavidM
Reviewed 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 tower is a gift from the English to Argentina in the 1800s. They...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Bruce H
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