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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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Av. Dr. Jose Maria Ramos Mejia 1315, Buenos Aires C1104, Argentina
Retiro
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just down from Plaza San Martin, this clock tower was donated by the British to commemorate the centenary of the revolution.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed 8 May 2019

A nice attraction to stop and take a picture. We had seen it from a bus the day before so it was great to see it up close. Although it does not look the same as London's Big Ben, the locals call it that since...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 24 March 2019

A beautiful building and right in the middle of a nice park. Bring your lunch and enjoy the view. The chimes ring on the quarter hour.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Goodness4you
Reviewed 21 February 2019

Locaterd not too far from the train and bus stations, and on the way to the port, you cant realy miss it if in the area. Built by the British, as a clock tower, in 1910, to commemerate the centenial of the revolution. it contains...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank alisdairt
Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed the tower as we walked around it. Many people were arriving and departing from the e train station. Would have been nice to see the inside.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David20130609
Reviewed 23 January 2019

Torre Monumental or Tower of the English was built by British citizens in 1916 to commenorate the 100 years anniverary of the Revolution of May. One of the must see tourist spot in town and easy to access with several other sight seeing spots nearby.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 20 November 2018

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 4 August 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
Thank Tassaduqhussain51
Reviewed 26 May 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 7SE3
Reviewed 12 March 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
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