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El Obelisco, Buenos Aires

Categories: Monuments, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.2/5 based on 3,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • an attraction that visitors should know. Located in the widest Avenue in the world, there erected, a symbol of the beautiful capital of the Argentina
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  • Everyone who goes to buenos aires should have a jump on the obelisk, this is a landmark of the Argentine capital, a super nice place located in a super busy Avenue through which several tourists
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  • Beautiful and charming! Located in central Buenos Aires. Obligatory stop for photos! Recommend!
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