Obelisco de Barquisimeto, Barquisimeto

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Towering 75 m (246 ft) above the city, the national monument of Obelisco de Barquisimeto stands as an important landmark for the Venezuelan state of Lara. The obelisk dates back to 1952, originally built in celebration of the city's 400th anniversary. The structure serves as a clock and mirador, built of mainly concrete and steel. An elevator takes you to the top, where you'll find a lookout lounge offering panoramic views of the city. Our Barquisimeto tourist route planner makes visiting Obelisco de Barquisimeto and other Barquisimeto attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • April 30, 2017
    Completely neglected, is a place full of homeless people and children asking, the clock stopped working, the place is very dirty.
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  • April 17, 2017
    a site with hermososa view, being one of them older icons representative of the State Lara is located to the West of the city and its construction data of the year 1952, when was built, with reason to them 400 years of the Foundation of the city.
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  • April 6, 2017
    Although they do not create it, it is a very good place to do exercises, first thing in the morning or after 5 pm hour, up and down the stairs
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  • June 7, 2016
    Obelisco, its a landmark, its a lovemark,
  • May 21, 2017
    Symbol of Barquisimeto... Tourist site with walkways for fun and sport, sometimes open the viewpoint from where you can see much of the city in the twilight. Welcome
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  • April 4, 2017
    Very beautiful monument. It is more than 50 meters. It is the city icon
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  • June 29, 2017
    Emblematic monument of Lara. Excellent
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  • June 13, 2017
    Quiet, clean, safe. Close to everything
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The southern half of town offers a good selection of eco-friendly hotels, as well as boutique and luxury options with private pools, onsite restaurants, and ample grounds. Budget-conscious travelers can choose between family-run guesthouses and backpacker-oriented hostels. In the north of town, you can find rental apartments in a largely residential area.
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