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The Obelisk (Obelisco)

Address: Avenida Pres. Roque Saenz Pena 991, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Ranked #92 of 234 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Bodies of Water, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: The Obelisk has been a popular landmark and celebratory gathering...
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Bodies of Water, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Centrally located take about half an hour. Definitely a must-see during your visit in BA. Good to chill and watch the people. It's free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

How close can you get to obelisk? Almost as close as you wish in Buenos Aires. Definitely a must-see during your visit in BA.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Obelisk in Buenos Aires is in the middle of a huge street and like in may of the world's great cities, this Obelisk is a huge tourist attraction Include a quick visit to this site on your Buenos Aires visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Centrally located take ababout half an hour. Was big demonstration so was lots of activity going on. Good to chill and watch the people. It's free

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It was an interesting monument in the middle of one of the largest avenues in the world in Buenos Aires. Our tour guide stated that some people from rural Argentine save up to make the trip to BsAs to see this once in their lifetime. We took some pictures and moved on....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

For me symbolizes The Obelisk core of Buenos Aires. It is in the middle of a major road, so that everyone will see it and remember it! Do not know why it really is there, but I like it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

An interesting monument ... it is in the middle of a major avenue in Buenos Aires ... we stop and took some pics next to it when visiting in 2009. It is just not that impressive. I believe it is historical ... iI just don't remember why. It is one of the major symbols of Buenos Aires.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

As we traveled around the city by bus and taxi the Obelisk was always a welcome sight to see.... it kept us aware of where were we in the city. An amazing place! Always busy - people, cars, motorbikes, taxis - the city never goes to sleep.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

For that reason alone, a person must see it. It is one the representations of Argentina and it's history and pride. It is not hard to find as it is pretty much in the middle of the city. There isnt much to do there. You just see it. Take a picture maybe look around and then go. I found it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

You can take a picture with the Obelisk in the background from Avenida 9 de Julio. It's a gathering spot for fans to celebrate soccer victories as well. Very close to other tourist sites such as Teatro Colon and Calle Florida.

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