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The Obelisk (Obelisco)

Avenida Pres. Roque Saenz Pena 991, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Ranked #110 of 304 attractions in Buenos Aires
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Observation Decks/ Towers, Bodies of Water
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Akureyri, Iceland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I visited the Obelisco whilst on my stroll down Avenida 9 de Julio. It's a nice monument, the environment was clean and well kept and the monument creates a center for the city of Buenos Aires so it's easy to arrange your travels from there. Visited August 2013

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

the center of the city which seems to throb life into the thriving metropolis! had a life of its own during the FIFA 2014!

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Campinas, SP
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I recommend the visit but beware your stuff because it's a well known spot for pickpocketers. Go during the day and avoid night visits.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a great place to take some photos as you're in the heart of the city. A lot of tourists come here but just be careful for pick pocketers and any shady individuals around like anywhere.

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Timbó SC
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A place to take some pictures as its close downtown and due to being a historic place.. but anything so special..

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

In all honesty its hard to come to Buenos Aires and not come here for a photo opportunity. But its not in a big square, its in the middle of a very busy road so even this proves hard. It is an icon of the city but not particularly impressive and don't offer any entertainment value.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The icon of Buenos Aires, sitting at the heart of the busy Ave 9 de Julio. You have to cross 9 lanes of traffic to get to the middle. It looks great at night when you are surrounded by neon and giant billboards. It is the Argentine equivalent of Times Square or Piccadilly Circus.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

I loved it! With everything going on, it was a great thing to do. I had to drag the kids here, but the look on their faces were unbelievable! Good way to chill!

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

This places is a classical spot in Buenos Aires. Every tourist take a picture with the obelisk behind. This cannot be missed

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Des Moines, Iowa
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13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

its a meeting point for a lot of people as it can be seen from aways off. Its in a busy part of town and you do have to cross a couple of street to get to it.

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