Torre Monumental, Buenos Aires

Torre Monumental and before 1982 Torre de los Ingleses (Tower of the English) is a clock tower located in the district of Retiro in Buenos Aires. It is situated in the Plaza Fuerza Aérea Argentina (formerly Plaza Británica) next to the Calle San Martín and Avenida  del Libertador. It was a gift from the local British community to the city in commemoration of the centennial of the May Revolution of 1810.

After the Falklands War in 1982, the tower was renamed Torre Monumental, though some still call it Torre de los Ingleses.

Picture taken behind a wet window after the rain, thus the spots.

Torre Monumental, Buenos Aires

 

Houses of La Boca Neighborhood, Buenos Aires, MG_0085

When in Argentina, it is a must to stroll through the colorful La Boca neighborhood, a working class barrio, and the old quarter of San Telmo and Caminito, and view a mix of colonial style homes, narrow lanes, artists’ lofts and trendy cafes.

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A colourful building in the iconic neighbourhood of La Boca in Buenos Aires.

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