Monumento a los caídos en Malvinas

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Monument to the fallen in the Falklands
Monumento a los caídos en Malvinas
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Monumento a los caídos en Malvinas, in the Plaza San Martín.
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Location in Buenos Aires City
Coordinates 34°35′38.2″S58°22′30.3″W / 34.593944°S 58.375083°W / -34.593944; -58.375083
Location Avenida del Libertador, San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Designer Andrés Morán
Opening date June 24, 1990 (1990-06-24)
Dedicated to Argentine soldiers killed in Falklands War

The Monumento a los caídos en Malvinas (English: Monument to the Fallen in the Falklands) is a cenotaph in Plaza San Martín, in Buenos Aires, dedicated to the 649 Argentine soldiers who were killed in the Falklands War. The inscription reads La nación también rinde homenaje a los que guardan en su cuerpo o memoria las huellas del combate. (The nation honors also those who keep traces of the struggle on their bodies or in their memories.)

Cenotaph "empty tomb" or monument erected in honor of a person whose remains are elsewhere

A cenotaph is an empty tomb or a monument erected in honour of a person or group of people whose remains are elsewhere. It can also be the initial tomb for a person who has since been reinterred elsewhere. Although the vast majority of cenotaphs honour individuals, many noted cenotaphs are instead dedicated to the memories of groups of individuals, such as the lost soldiers of a country or of an empire.

Plaza San Martín (Buenos Aires) square in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Plaza San Martín is a park located in the Retiro neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Situated at the northern end of pedestrianized Florida Street, the park is bounded by Libertador Ave. (N), Maipú St. (W), Santa Fe Avenue (S), and Leandro Alem Av. (E). Its coordinates are 34°35′42″S58°22′32″W.

Buenos Aires Place in Argentina

Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina. The city is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the South American continent's southeastern coast. "Buenos Aires" can be translated as "fair winds" or "good airs", but the former was the meaning intended by the founders in the 16th century, by the use of the original name "Real de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre". The Greater Buenos Aires conurbation, which also includes several Buenos Aires Province districts, constitutes the fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the Americas, with a population of around 15.6 million.

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    Coordinates: 34°35′38.2″S58°22′30.3″W / 34.593944°S 58.375083°W / -34.593944; -58.375083

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