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Torre Monumental

Torre Monumental

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Av. Dr. José María Ramos Mejía 1315, C1104 CABA, Argentina
+54 11 4311-0186
http://museos.buenosaires.gob.ar/torre.htm
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View a stunning example of the Palladian style of architecture when you see the imposing Torre Monumental clock tower in Buenos Aires. Completed in 1916 and designed by Sir Ambrose Macdonald Poynter, ... Read more
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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Brisbane

Currently under some heavy work so you can't get very near it. Hopefully in the future once they are done with repairs it will return to the public. It looks like an interesting building, and it would be cool to go up to the top and get a panoramic view of the area

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Clock tower opposite the main Retiro railway station that was a present to the city from the British population in 1910 (the centenary of the founding of the city)

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Melbourne

The Torre Monumental was a gift from the British expatriate community in Argentina to the Argentinian people in 1916. It was named the Torre de Ingles, but because of the Falklands/Malvinas conflict of 1981 it was renamed the Torre Monumental. The building is beautiful, and has now become a tourist information center.

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São Paulo

It is a historical and important monument in Retiro district close to the train station.

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New York City

The Torre Monumental is a tourist information center, but you can climb the narrow stairway to the top to get a good view of the surrounding park and the city.

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I visited this place a few years ago and went to the top where I hade a really good view of the city. The tower was closed for a while, I don't know for sure if it is allowed to go up again or not, I hope it's open again. In the inside there is a small exhibition of train machinery from the early 1900s and some photo exhibitions as well.

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Local from Buenos Aires

The neighbourhood is not safe

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Local from Buenos Aires

Por alguna razón, me encanta este monumento. Conocido como torre de los ingleses, con su reloj y una cúpula muy marcada, es el centro de una plaza frente a la estación Retiro.
Se la llama de los ingleses porque la realizaron los británicos para conmemorar el centenario de la Revolución de Mayo.
Por ahora, no se puede subir a la cúpula, esperamos que eso cambie pronto!

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