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Address: Avenida Pres. Roque Saenz Pena 991 | Plaza de la Republica, Buenos Aires 1043, Argentina
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The Obelisk has been a popular landmark and celebratory gathering place...

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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Landmark of Buenos Aires

Typical landmark of Buenos Aires which is a must for most travelers. It is just at the heart of the city with many attractions around.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A short stop at the obelisk, take a photo and then go quickly. Nothing special. Many tourists and a green hedge with BA letters.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No visit to Buenos Aires is complete without a stroll by the Obelisco. This is the hear of the city. From here you can walk the awesome avenues 9 de Julio and Corrientes. Be careful though, because there are pickpockets waiting for distracted tourists. Be alert, but don't miss the sight.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing special but lovely to see and take a photo with, especially at the front with the cool BA sign! It's very pretty both day and night.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typical landmark of Buenos Aires which is a must for most travelers. It is just at the heart of the city with many attractions around.

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Almunecar, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visible not only in the main boulevard but also from significant crossing street, the Obelisk is a point of reference and a defining feature of the commercial centre of the city.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Like a miniature Washington Monument in the middle of Buenos Aires, this stands out and you can't really miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The Obelisc is by all standards a very impressive piece of architecture. It is located at the heart of Buenos Aires and is a very busy location.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The landmark of Buenos Aires. You will see this a lot if you take a taxi to hoping from one area to other. If you are on a walking tour, you will not go closer to this monument but there are some chances to take a picture of this structure with busy avenue.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Easy to spot on the widest street in Argetina and second widest in the world. Close to the theater, synagogue and shopping.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The Obelisk is located in the middle of a very busy street. I had to take pictures from my taxis. There is some vegetation shaped in to the letters B A near to the Obelisk.

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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 Ave., where theatre lovers might start their evening at a play and end it in one of the many traditional pizzerias nearby. During the day, Corrientes is known for its many bookshops and classic cafés, which are located just minutes away from some famous landmarks, like the Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio, and the Teatro Colon.
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