Monumento a Combatientes de Malvinas

Monumento a Combatientes de Malvinas

Monumento a Combatientes de Malvinas
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The area
Neighborhood: El Centro (Downtown)
How to get there
  • General San Martín • 4 min walk
  • Retiro • 4 min walk

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Michael B
Bellflower, CA24,137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
It is located at AV. Del Libertador 50, San Martín Plaza close to the Imposing art deco apartment building Edificio Kavanagh, formerly highest skyscraper in Latin America, and the San Martin subway station.
Guarded by two uniformed naval personnel this Monument to the Fallen of Malvinas was built In 1990 in the San Martín Plaza.
It has 25 black marble plaques show the 649 names of the combatants who fell in the 1982 war against England. It is decorated with the 23 shields of the country’s provinces, plus the National Shield and the City Shield. That surrounds a constantly lit Eternal Flame, guarded by two uniformed navel personnel. The inscription reads La nación también rinde homenaje a los que guardan en su cuerpo o memoria las huellas del combate, (The nation also pays tribute to those who keep the traces of combat in their memory.)

TIP: Check out the rest of the monuments in the park.
Written May 9, 2024
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sabatinitennis
Ashford, UK3,685 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Two military personnel guard this during daylight hours and it is in a pleasant location very close to Retiro station. It is cut into the hillside with the names of those lost etched on the backdrop and the national flag close by. An enjoyable visit.
Written February 26, 2020
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VAPilot
Vienna, VA409 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
A monument to the Argentinean soldiers who fought in the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas war. A solemn place, similar to Unknown Soldier tombs elsewhere in the world. An honor guard of 2-4 sentries maintains vigil. This is right next to the General San Martin Plaza so you can combine trips.
Written December 4, 2019
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anng906
Swansea, UK32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Visited this memorial this morning. Take care as soon as we arrived we were victims of the bird poo scam. I felt a large blob of yellow smelly stuff on my back, kind man helped. Little did I know until later he was stealing my watch and video camera. Since we have been back in hotel they told us it was a common scam! Pity we didn’t know! I was impressed with the memorial up until then. There are two guards and cameras on this memorial and I wonder if they knew what was going on. Just beware of this scam.
Written May 6, 2018
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia2,617 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Being in UK in 1982 as a child I remember doing school projects on this pointless war. If interested in this history, go to Plaza San Martín and walk down the stairs. At the time we visited, there weren’t any guards there.
Written April 14, 2019
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,762 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
Visited briefly during our tour, frankly if you were not taken to this location you would not know it existed. It is possibly listed in Spanish language literature but otherwise nothing. In fact I originally thought that the 17 small wooden crosses placed in a section of lawn at the Plaza De Mayo represented a memorial to the war dead. Maybe the government and military wants to pretend it never happened as an event of folly during the brutal military dictatorship of the 1970/80's. Although it is a nice memorial, those personnel that served and died deserve more prominence.
Written March 23, 2017
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jaimeelsabio
Maryland5,110 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
A monument to those who died during the Malvinas conflict in 1982 and is similar to the U.S. Vietnam wall. It's a nice memorial and worth paying ones respects to their fallen soldiers. Almost half of their dead (300) were killed in the sinking of the cruiser Belgrano. A veteran of the conflict was there when we were there and it was obvious the respect he had for his fallen comrades. If you walk from Plaza San Martin to Torre Monumental, it's worth a short stop.
Written September 17, 2016
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Helene S
Houston, TX1,950 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Solo
Went with Jimena from Buenos Aires Free Tours. Having a guide made this tragic war much more understandable. The war came during a period of rapid inflation. Basically the Argentine military government, under the leadership of General Leopoldo Galtieri, wanted to distract attention from its failed economic policies and brutalities by creating a sense of nationalism to recapture these islands from the British who called them the Falklands Islands. Martha Thatcher, however, unleashed the power of the British military against an ill equipped Argentina army and navy. Subsequently, Argentina suffered more than 700 casualties, lost the war, and this sparked the government collapse that Galtieri was trying to avoid. Democracy finally returned to Argentina after the six year regime of terror.
Written August 29, 2016
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Michael A
Nassau, New Providence Island1,972 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Like those that died in the American invasions of Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, those who died in the Argentine invasion of the Malvinas were used as canon fodder by their respective governments and died for nothing.
Written April 9, 2023
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,364 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Located within Plaza General San Martin is this cenotaph, dedicated to fallen during the war (Falklands) between Britain and Argentina.
Written January 4, 2023
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