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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 1 week ago via mobile

I've seen obelisk all over the world and this one is a very nice one. Right in the middle of a road so can be seen from both sides. Me sure you take pictures at day and night

Thank JCasNYC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Standing tall and white in the mid section of 9 de Julio Avenue, nobody would miss this landmark of Buenos Aires. Indeed, even if you do not go there intentionally for a picture, you would most likely pass by it if you were with a...More

Thank Ricky Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will see it for sure on what is said to be the widest avenue in the world. Much more interesting are the pictures of it with a condom on if you google it.

Thank mikeazzo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it can be confusing downtown but this site is easy to see and you can gage where you are since it is always in sight as you walk around.

Thank oopsydaisey
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Similar in look to the Washington Monument but half its size, the 235' tall concrete and white stone Obelisco of Buenos Aires was completed in 1936. Built to commemorate the city's 400th anniversary, it was completed in only 31 days! There are viewing windows at...More

Thank MauiWorldTravelers
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This giant obelisk stands in the centre of the Avenida 9 Julio at the intersection with Paseo La Plaza. It's big and it's white, but there's not a whole lot to see here.

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

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 22 July 2017

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 9 July 2017

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 23 June 2017

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
San Nicolas
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
16 December 2014|
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Response from Ratita T |
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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