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El Obelisco, Buenos Aires

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Monument Landmark
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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  • The Obelisco is a national historic monument erected in 1936 to commemorate the fourhundreth centenerary of the first foundation of the city. It is a feature of the wide 9 de Julio avenue in the Plaza...  more »
  • Located right in the middle of avenida 9 de Julio, the widest avenue in the world. The obelisk was built to commemorate the 100 year of independence of Argentina. Great place to take pictures and to v...  more »
  • It's hard to miss this. It's right at the centre of the 1 of the busiest and widest roads in BA and also the world. It's a nice place to for a photo and just take in BA.  more »
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  • 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.
  • One of Buenos Aires' most iconic and emblematic monuments in this city. Beautiful in both day and night.
  • Buen lugar de ver
  • 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
  • Not all it's made up to be, the area is kinda mind boggling, partly in a good way and partly in a bad one. If you've not been there you should, but make it a quick visit, and then freely roam both sides of Calle corrientes.