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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 Nicolas
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Reviewed yesterday

Quite beautiful and iconic, but in the middle of large roads. Takes about 5 minutes and then you feel like you've seen it all. Nearby Teatra Colón, so if you're going there you might as well pass here.

Thank Edholm92
Reviewed 5 days ago

10 blocks from the comercial area of Florida/Corrientes, 5 blocks from the Casa Rosada, 10 blocks closely to the Parliament, in the hearth of the city. During the night recovery the enlightment

Thank Bernardo R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had so much fun snapping selfies here along with many other keen tourists too. A good central spot to Teatro Colon, Plaza de Mayo, and many shops and restaurants.

Thank HMT08
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not much to do here. Just a basic tourist stop for photos and to read about the obelisk. It's a great landmark to reference in the city for meet-ups. There's a little garden with a prime photo op spot near the base of the obelisk.

Thank Tansy C
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

This is a very easy place to spot. We reached it by walking, as it was close to our hotel. It is one of the well known places in Buenos Aires, so you need to stop by and take a picture at least.

Thank Karla G
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The Obelisco is a national historic monument erected in 1936 to commemorate the fourhundreth centenerary of the first foundation of the city. It is a feature of the wide 9 de Julio avenue in the Plaza de la República. It has been vandalised from time...More

Thank djpend
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Located right in the middle of avenida 9 de Julio, the widest avenue in the world. The obelisk was built to commemorate the 100 year of independence of Argentina. Great place to take pictures and to view the massive traffic jams at the avenue.

Thank Ruben A G
Reviewed 31 May 2017

It's hard to miss this. It's right at the centre of the 1 of the busiest and widest roads in BA and also the world. It's a nice place to for a photo and just take in BA.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Over the years the "El Obelisco" has become relatively diminutive as higher buildings are constructed around it. I remember when it had a huge presence. That all changes in the evening when the lights go on and it becomes its beautiful statuesque self. A sight...More

Thank Doug G
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This white pillar, located at the intersection of avenues Corrientes and 9 de Julio, was erected in 1936 to commemorate the fourth centenary of the first foundation of the city. Its appearance immediately reminded me of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. The obelisk has...More

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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
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Stephen P
15 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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