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Obelisk of Luxor, Paris

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Originally located at the entrance to the Luxor Temple in Egypt, Obelisk of Luxor is a 23 m (75 ft) high Egyptian obelisk in the center of the Place de la Concorde. Muhammad Ali Pasha, the Wāli and self-proclaimed Khedive of Egypt, offered the obelisk to France as a gift in 1829. It arrived on December 21, 1833. Three years later, on October 25, 1836, King Louis-Philippe of France had the yellow granite column placed in the center of the famous square and added fountains on either side. It weighs 250 tons and features hieroglyphs exalting the reign of the King Ramses II. Transporting the obelisk was no easy feat. Look for diagrams on the pedestal explaining the complex machinery used. Using our international travel planner, Paris attractions like Obelisk of Luxor can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Pertama kali mengunjungi Obelisk of luxor pada saat kunjungan ke Paris. Letak dari hotel tempat menginap cukup jauh, sehingga kita mengunjungi tempat tersebut dengan menggunakan metro. Dimana metro be...  more »
  • He was installed on the place of the Concorde on 25 October 1836 and classified Historical Monuments in 1936. You can also admire two fountains which are established on part and on the other, rivers and seas.
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  • The end of the Champs Elysees, Place de la Concorde is no place l Obelisk of Luxor a symbol of French colonialism, there you go and admires.
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  • Fabulous monument. I am always mesmerized by Egyptian architecture and this one does add to Paris' cultural palette. Take a look from all sides.
  • Egyptian architecture blending in pure sight of Paris. Proves how multicultural this city was and how it continues to be.
  • The obelisk is greatly located around one of the most scenic areas in Paris. Surrounded by old buildings and museums.
  • FELL ON MY HEAD! very annoying! I thought it was better than that! I mean, It's only like 6 billion years old. very disappointed in egyption work
  • This is a real good point to take lots of pictures.