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Address: Avenida Pres. Roque Saenz Pena 991, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Description: 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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A major tourist attraction

Obelisco is a major attraction in Buenos Aires and is located very close to the city center. This place is well connected by metro,bus or cab. There are plenty of options at a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Obelisco is a major attraction in Buenos Aires and is located very close to the city center. This place is well connected by metro,bus or cab. There are plenty of options at a walkaway distance from Oblesico for shopping, tasting local cuisine or spending your time exploring the city on foot. Don't miss this place if you are in Buenos... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

One of the nicer places to visit on your trip. Buenos Aires is definitely different than the other areas in Argentina, fit it in if you can make the time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Quite a cool thing to visit whilst in this bit of BA. Right in the middle of the biggest road in the city, offering some great views of surrounding buildings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a great monument, a huge monument. This monument is the connection to Buenos Aires. When I talk about Buenos Aires, I talk about a dream city. If anyone has the opportunity to go there, go! You will not regret it a second! My favorite city worldwide so far! I go back soon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Just another monument however a super large one at that. In a great spot in amongst the liveliness of the city centre and the super large road, thats worth seeing. Great parks around this area too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Not really worth a trip to see, but you'll probably drive by it or see it when you go to the Colon Teatro.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It's in the central part of Buenos Aires, so hard to ignore. But, driving past it is quite enough - unless you really enjoy looking at big towers of marble or granite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We happened to be just down the street on the Argentine independance day and there was a big party going on!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

In the center of one of the widest boulevards in the world, you can miss this Buenos Aires landmark. Every time I'm in BA, there is always some group holding a rally and protesting at the monument. Often, it throws a big monkey-wrench into the flow of 16 lanes of traffic! Often, you'll find the people will use the Obelisk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is one of the monuments in BA. Earlier, visitors were allowed to climb to top of the Monument for top view of BA. After some incident, this has stopped. There are two small gardens near to this monument and people spent their evenings near to these small gardens.

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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 migrates to Corrientes Ave., where theater 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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