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A Beautiful Clock Tower

In the center of a charming park in the Retiro barrio (neighborhood), a 250-foot-high brick and stone clock tower is one the architectural gems of the city. Originally called Torre de los Ingleses (The English Tower), it was a gift from the British residents of Buenos Aires to the people of Argentina to commemorate the centennial of the May 1810 Revolution. Built in the Palladian style with classic lines and an octagonal, the materials - Portland stone and Stonehouse red brick - were brought to the site from England. After the tensions following the Falklands/Malvinas conflict in 1981, the tower was renamed Torre Monumental. A tourist information station and a small exhibition area are located at the base of the tower. Visitors can climb a stairwell to the top for a beautiful view of the city.

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* Entry to the base of the clock tower is allowed, and has a small exhibition of historical photos and information. Access to the top of the tower is prohibited.

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