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Torre Monumental

San Martin Y Marcelo T. de Alvear, El Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4311-0186
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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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  • Very good58%
  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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San Martin Y Marcelo T. de Alvear, El Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Retiro
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+54 11 4311-0186
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"big ben"
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"clock tower"
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"falkland islands"
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"falklands war"
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"english tower"
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"de los"
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"red brick"
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"plaza san martin"
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"worth a visit"
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"malvinas"
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"conflict"
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"memorial"
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

Thank SE s
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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

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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

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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.

Thank Rschagrin
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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.

Thank JaderIpa
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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

Thank GrumpsDC
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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

Thank David M
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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

Thank Bruce H
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Reviewed May 29, 2017

This towering building reminded me of other clock towers I have visited in the world, including England, the Netherlands and South Africa. This is not surprising given the fact that this tower was a gift from British residents of Buenos Aires; the designers, builders and...More

Thank jonahNJ
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Reviewed April 27, 2017

Across from Plaza San Martín, this 76m-high clock tower was a donation from the city’s British community in 1916 and built with materials shipped over from England to mark Argentina's hundred-year anniversary of the May Revolution.The clock at the top of the tower is made...More

Thank Dan L
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