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Address: San Martin Y Marcelo T. de Alvear, El Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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+54 11 4311-0186

Built by British residents in 1916 to commemorate the 100-year anniversary...

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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Monument just between large avenues in the centre of BA. Invest 5 minutes to take a look and some photos. That's it

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 June 2016
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Formerly called the Torre de los Ingleses, this clock tower is said to be modelled on Big Ben in London. It's located adjacent to the railway station and worth a quick photo. It isn't spectacular, but something which represents Argentina.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This tower was made by English and given by English. So to me it was not that impressive. It looks like a fake Big Ben

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

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.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Torre Monumental is a nice tower but that's about it. It would have been nice to go into it, but it was closed when we were there. It's right next to the Retiro metro stop so we were able to pick up the sube and take it back to our hotel.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Monument just between large avenues in the centre of BA. Invest 5 minutes to take a look and some photos. That's it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This is also called the British Clock Tower, as it was a gift from the British. You can't miss it if you're in the area - it stands out pretty well. It's good for a photo op, but the inside has been closed to the public for several years. It's also across the street to the park with the Islas... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Worth a visit on your stroll through Plaza San Martin. This is a striking brown and green clock tower in the heart of the square.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

If you're in the Retiro area (several transport terminals nearby) this tower is worth a quick look. Previously called Torre de Los Ingleses (Tower of the English) the tower was renamed following the South Atlantic conflict around the disputed Falkland Islands in 1982. A smaller version of Big Ben this is easy to find and is located in the Plaza... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

Originally a gift last century from the British, this chimes every 15 mins . After the Falklands war it was renamed Monumental Tower. The location is across the road to the memorial for the fallen in Las Malvinas. Best view is to go up the Amex steps alongside the Falklands memorial to the top of the hill. The vista all... More 

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