Trip Planner:   South America  /  Argentina  /  Capital Federal District  /  Buenos Aires  /  Sightseeing  /  El Obelisco

El Obelisco, Buenos Aires

4.0
#16 of 229 in Sightseeing in Buenos Aires
Observation Deck Monument
Built to celebrate the fourth centenary of the founding of Buenos Aires, El Obelisco represents one of the city's central icons. Using pioneering construction techniques, a German firm built the monument in 1936--in a staggering 31 days. Nowadays it's surrounded by some of the most chaotic traffic in the world, as cars and buses hurtle down Avenida Corrientes. The monument serves as a convenient meeting point for locals and tourists alike, who gather there before heading out for a night on the town. Use our Buenos Aires tour planner to visit El Obelisco on your trip to Buenos Aires, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Create an itinerary including El Obelisco
map
Related Tours to Book
View more tours
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
3,525 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Main postcard town, in the middle of Avenida 9 de Julho.. Impossible not to take pictures of day or night. It also has the initials BA to complete the charm of the photos. Many lights around and quiet night, I got to take pictures in the middle of the night.
    View original
  • In my case, I was walking along the Shut florida, we're horrors and when we got there ... nothing more.
    View original
  • It is the center of B.A place of protest after football lit matches at night on the avenue ex the widest in the world!
    View original
Google
  • Great place for tourists: free Wi-Fi, subway and Metrobus stations right there
  • Important landmark in Buenos Aires. Not much to do there.
  • Obelisco it's represent The Unique Buenos Aires...
  • It's the most famous touristic spot in Buenos Aires, but there's nothing to do, one can only stand in front of it and take a picture. Built in 1936 and in 2005 a restoration was performed.
  • Everyone lnows this place. The heart and soul of Buenos Aires is a lovely place to stay there. Although it might be a bit dangerous at night

Plan your trip to Buenos Aires

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires offers an impressive selection of budget-friendly and mid-range lodgings, as well as pricier, more luxurious options for visitors who don't mind splashing out. Good rooms are scattered across town, but your best bet for economical hostels remains San Telmo, a neighborhood on the edge of downtown. For boutique establishments and international five-star hotels, head to Palermo, Recoleta, or Puerto Madero, upscale neighborhoods drawing the majority of foreign visitors.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Buenos Aires by other users

16 days in South America BY A USER FROM ITALY January, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, culture, outdoors, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Buenos Aires BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, kids, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Tegucigalpa, Argentina & Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM IRELAND January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Argentina & Brazil BY A USER FROM ROMANIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 34 days in Buenos Aires BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM ITALY December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in South America BY A USER FROM JAPAN December, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 18 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA November, culture, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans