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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  • Something interesting standing firm in the middle of a busy street. Got down took some photos. Quite tall and impressive. Something to see when here  more »
  • A beautiful monument of the city of Buenos Aires, one of the main postcards and symbols of the city. A milestone for the Argentines.
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  • One would not miss it while in Buenos Aires. It serves as an anchor point from far but when you are near it, you would think oh ok that’s it. I am not belittling the significance of this important mon...  more »
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  • 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

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