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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. 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.
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  • No visit to Buenos Aires is complete without a stroll by the Obelisco. This is the hear of the city. From here you can walk the awesome avenues 9 de Julio and Corrientes. Be careful though, because th...  more »
  • You write much of the obelisk, not can be in Buenos Aires and not take a photo. Always there cheering, sporting achievements. Also the political problems, with large demonstrations.
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  • Is a place forced of visit in the city of Buenos Aires, transiting by the av currents heading to other visits it will see.
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