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El Obelisco

Avenida Pres. Roque Saenz Pena 991 | Plaza de la Republica, Buenos Aires 1043, Argentina
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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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Avenida Pres. Roque Saenz Pena 991 | Plaza de la Republica, Buenos Aires 1043, Argentina
San Nicolás
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The magnificent Obelisco was built in 1936. Each of the 4 faces illustrates an important event in Buenos Aires history.

Thank Rschagrin
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the 'sights' of Buenos Aires that your guide may feel obliged to show you although it is not really one that will capture your attention, so I suggest that you don't make a special effort to see it.

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The obelisco is downtown, The people and traffic can make getting a good picture difficult, but worth the effort.

Thank dwkfoster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to meet someone near the downtown area of Buenos Aires, this is the spot. It is located just out of the mid downtown area, on the widest thoroughfare, next to the big BA and there are always lots of people.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It’s just a landmark in the middle of Avenue 9 de Julio. Good for a photo op but really not much to see. It’s quite centrally located though so you will probably pass it by anyway while in Buenos Aires.

Thank Raye81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a quick stop to snap a picture. It is located on a very busy street so it is difficult sometimes to et a good picture but it is nice to see as well.

Thank Emrdensow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When strolling through the city you cant miss El Obelisco, marking the 400th anniversary of the first founding of the city.

Thank Andi R
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Take pictures from afar and do not go into the crowds. Unfortunately, we made the mistake of getting close to the monument and someone grabbed my phone. We were able to chase the teenager and get it back but it was an unpleasant incident that...More

Thank MJqueen8
Reviewed 30 December 2017

The best way to learn about this place is to take a walking tour, google Buenos Aires free walks for more information.

Thank Aussie_Binturong
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Something interesting standing firm in the middle of a busy street. Got down took some photos. Quite tall and impressive. Something to see when here

Thank Schezade
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Stephen P
16 December 2014|
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If you see the obelisc on google street view, you can see there are a lot of buildings near of it, but they are shorter than the tower, they have something like eleven or twelve floors. however i think you can take a nice... More
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