El Obelisco, Buenos Aires

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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. To visit El Obelisco on your trip to Buenos Aires, use our Buenos Aires travel itinerary planner .
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  • This Avenida 9 de Julio landmark, concrete, 67.5-metre high obelisk was built over a 31-day period in 1936. It is a good photo op for tourists, and an easily identifiable place to meet someone. Unders...  more »
  • The Obelisk of Buenos Aires impresses with its height and its clarity, making it a nice counterpoint to the Wuseligkeit and bustle located on one of the widest streets in the world. Who visited BA, coming over here at some point. Effectively to photograph the obelisk, it is not so easy due to his height.
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  • Don't bother looking for things just like this at the same time, public transport has been seeing a noticeable because of its size and is a great place for a photo op waiting in line took pictures
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  • The center of Buenos Aires, from there you go anywhere in downtown. Few block you have a minibus station that will take you almost any main point in the city of Big Buenos Aires for less money than a taxi. Look for "Terminal de Combis Obelisco" there is one that also will take you to the Ezeiza Airport.
  • It's a nice place to take a good pictures and selfies. You may see nice stores and food stall in the area. also, they usually set lights on the Obelisco that allows you to have a nice view even during night hours. Nowadays, the surroundings are occupied by several beggars. You can see the from several places even a bit far from it.
  • It's a nice place to go, and take a coffee in some place around there. There's a lot of things to do in near of this monument
  • A very good place just like qutab minat in Delhi , India. I donot know the history behind obelisco however it's a treat to watch and get clicked in the evening.
  • Interesting monument located in very busy intersection so it's hard to get up close. When there take a walk down the theatre boulevard. They are installing Argentinian theatre stars in the sidewalks.
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