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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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  • Historic point, the world's widest Avenue. In addition to serving as a reference point, is one of the monuments that are part of the history of Buenos Aires. Located next to the Metro station and close to the teatro Colon.
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  • The Obelisk is a must for anyone who is visiting Buenos Aires, the postcard of the city located in one of the most beautiful and charming avenues of the world July 9 displays wonderful parks and beautiful buildings and cathedrals listed heritage that are filling his eyes. Worth knowing and take beautiful pictures to save memory.
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  • The Obelisk of Buenos Aires, Avenida 9 de julho, perhaps the most famous image of the city. Always worth a visit for contemplation and make a synthesis of Argentina.
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