English Tower & Falklands Monument

Upon arrival in Buenos Aires at 10:30am on January 5, 2014, we were transferred to our hotel Sofitel for a short break. We had some free time prior to this afternoon’s city tour at 2pm, so after a quick hot shower I decided to visit Torre de los Ingleses (English Tower) and Monumento a los caídos en Malvinas (Falklands Monument) since they’re nearby the hotel.

English Tower in the district of Retiro of Buenos Aires was a gift from the local British community to the city in commemoration of the centennial of the May Revolution of 1810.

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January 5, 2014: Monumento a los caídos en Malvinas is located on Plaza San Martin. The monument is remember the fallen in Malvinas during 1982 Falklands War.

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January 5, 2014: Opposite to the Falklands Monument is the English Tower.

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January 5, 2014: Some sculptures on Plaza San Martin. The English Tower can be seen in the background.

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January 5, 2014: Another sculpture in Plaza San Martin.

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January 5, 2014: English Tower viewed from distance.

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January 5, 2014: Walking back toward English Tower.

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January 5, 2014: English Tower up close.

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January 5, 2014: English Tower. It was a hot summer afternoon!!! Sweating a lot!

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January 5, 2014: English Tower was a gift from the local British community to the city in commemoration of the centennial of the May Revolution of 1810.

Torre de los Ingleses - Buenos Aires, Argentina | FollowPanda.COM

January 5, 2014: Access to the 6th floor of the tower by a glass elevator provides a view over the district of Retiro, Retiro railway terminal and the Port of Buenos Aires. The clock pendulum is accessible on the 7th floor. However, in 2006 the tower was closed to the public for technical maintenance.

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January 5, 2014: Christmas ornament by English Tower.

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