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Address: Avenida Pres. Roque Saenz Pena 991 | Plaza de la Republica, Buenos Aires 1043, Argentina
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The Obelisk has been a popular landmark and celebratory gathering place...

The Obelisk has been a popular landmark and celebratory gathering place since it was built in 1936 to mark the spot where the nation’s flag was first flown.

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turned out to be the mid-point of our Sunday morning jaunt from Recoleta to the Pink House. understandably a point of pride for Argentinians.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Canberra, Australia
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Avenida 9 De Julio would be much better without this obelisk. I find it even unfair that it is called and obelisk since that "concrete tower" has been placed there in 1936 and that does not have anything to do with ancient Egypt. Avenida 9 De Julio already has a title being the widest avenue in the world and that... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right in the middle of a grand avenida is situated the obelisc. Not much to see but it is big indeed.

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

turned out to be the mid-point of our Sunday morning jaunt from Recoleta to the Pink House. understandably a point of pride for Argentinians.

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Bunbury, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Obelisk is located in the Plaza de la Republica and was designed to commemorate the 4th century of the first but unsuccessful foundation of the City by Pedro de Mendoza. It stands 67 m high on a base of 49m2.. If you are fit enough, the monument has 226 steps that you can climb to reach the pinnacle for... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

this is situated in the center a the main roads of Buenos Aries. I believe that it is more famous for the huge BA done in shrubs than for the El obelico. It can be a good meeting point but most people there were taking shots of the BA done in green shrubs/bushes.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This obelisk provides a great view of the main street through Buenos Aires. Definitely need to take lots of pics. Really beautiful to see it at night. Too bad it is no longer open to go up it.

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We used to use the Obelisk as a meting point every day if we split up while sightseeing as it is absolutely vast and can be seen from almost anywhere in the city centre. It's a good photo op, indeed you'll find it on many of the postcards of the city you can buy in the shops. So in that... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

El Obelisco marks Argentina's independence day. An impressive monument seen from miles away in the Avenue 9 de Julio.

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

This landmark is a must-see in Buenos Aires found where the widest avenue in the world, 9 de Julio and Corrientes Avenue in a Plaza. It celebrates Argentina's independence day and was constructed in 1936. When the afternoon light is warm great photo shots can be done of the monument.

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

In the middle of the city sits this needle like monument. Can be seen from afar and is a focal point of the city centre Stands out along the main avenue

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Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down streets lined with office buildings and banks. The financial district is well-known for its vibrant atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours. After dark, the hubbub and migrates to Corrientes Ave., where theatre lovers might start their evening at a play and end it in one of the many traditional pizzerias nearby. During the day, Corrientes is known for its many bookshops and classic cafés, which are located just minutes away from some famous landmarks, like the Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio, and the Teatro Colon.
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