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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  • August 14, 2017
    Main postcard town, in the middle of Avenida 9 de Julho.. Impossible not to take pictures of day or night. It also has the initials BA to complete the charm of the photos. Many lights around and quiet night, I got to take pictures in the middle of the night.
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  • August 12, 2017
    In my case, I was walking along the Shut florida, we're horrors and when we got there ... nothing more.
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  • August 10, 2017
    It is the center of B.A place of protest after football lit matches at night on the avenue ex the widest in the world!
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  • July 4, 2017
    Great place for tourists: free Wi-Fi, subway and Metrobus stations right there
  • June 27, 2017
    Important landmark in Buenos Aires. Not much to do there.
  • July 20, 2017
    Obelisco it's represent The Unique Buenos Aires...
  • April 29, 2017
    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.
  • April 26, 2017
    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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