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El Obelisco

Avenida Pres. Roque Saenz Pena 991 | Plaza de la Republica, Buenos Aires 1043, Argentina
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The Obelisk has been a popular landmark and celebratory gathering place since it was built in 1936 to mark the spot where the nation’s flag was first flown.
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“de julio” (18 reviews)
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Avenida Pres. Roque Saenz Pena 991 | Plaza de la Republica, Buenos Aires 1043, Argentina
San Nicolas
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Schezade
Reviewed 4 days ago

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 monument. Just that it’s a vertical...More

Thank sammyguy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This location is where the city never stops. Av Corrientes, 9 de Julio. It is where all types of manifestation happen. It is like Times Square in NYC.

Thank Alexandre M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a lot to say about this monument (obelisk) one of the many monuments around Bueno Aires being situated in the centre of Ave 9 de Juilo you risk life and limb getting up close with the mad rush of traffic all around you.

Thank Eddie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you take a guided tour or walk the streets yourself eventually you'll run into it. People often give you directions based on the Obelisco. It's a great meeting point. In front you also have the famous BA plant sign in front of it. The...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is not a lot you can say about this almost 70 metre tall obelisk which is located in the middle of one section of the Ave 9 de Julio. We were staying at a hotel nearby in Ave Corrientes, one of the cross streets...More

Thank westy54
Reviewed 25 October 2017

It's the landmark of Buenos Aires. It was constructed for the Buenos Aires foundation's fourth centenary (1936) and is almost 70 meters high. Located at the crossing of 9 de Julio avenue and Corrientes avenue.

Thank Htsuji
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

In the midst of the hectic av 9 July you find this obelisk. Not a whole lot to see and it lacks an interesting history. For me not a go to location but since we stayed in the street the obelisk was useful as a...More

Thank Marjolein C
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Yes my friends, it's just an obelisk. It's fairly big...though not Washington Monument big...but it's right in the heart of the busiest intersection of the widest avenue on earth...a true landmark. At night, it's like a beacon directing you to the Ave. Corrientes...one of the...More

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I've seen obelisk all over the world and this one is a very nice one. Right in the middle of a road so can be seen from both sides. Me sure you take pictures at day and night

Thank JCasNYC
San Nicolas
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the
footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area
of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the
true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down
streets lined with office buildings and banks. The
financial district is well-known for its vibrant
atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours.
After dark, the hubbub and migrates to Corrientes
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Stephen P
16 December 2014|
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Response from Ratita T |
If you see the obelisc on google street view, you can see there are a lot of buildings near of it, but they are shorter than the tower, they have something like eleven or twelve floors. however i think you can take a nice... More
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