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Address: Avenida Pres. Roque Saenz Pena 991, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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Iconic Landmark in Buenos Aires.

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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Ushuaia, Argentina
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The street itself, where The Obelisk is situated is much more interesting... one of the largest avenue in the world, with tall trees that gives some shadow

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Is...just an OBELISK....but is soooo magnificent,in the midle of the traffic...people...coming and going...is so Buenos Aires !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is the nicest (and most authentic where men and women sit across from each other to facilitate the cabeceo) milonga I have ever attended. Even though it was our first time there and I sat with my friend as a couple, we were escorted to great seats with an unobstructed view of the dynamics and the dancers. This milonga... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Obelisco is a national monument of Buenos Aires that is easily seen from many vantage points. Not something I would go out of my way to see. It’s Situated on one of the busiest junctions in the city, Avenida Corrientes (home to many theatres & cafés) and Avenida 9 de Julio, The Obelisk is the focal point in Buenos... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I know this is highly symbolic for locals however it's not something to visit. It's on a very noisy, busy, dangerous street with ~5 lanes of traffic in both directions. See it from a distance and move on.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We walked quite from the Casa Rosada to get there. The panels on the street corners are more impressive than this obelisk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

next to the "Widest street in the world" as the Argentinians told us the shops, theatres, cafes and restaurants around this area are worth a few hours of time invested. Get a photo by the obelisk!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Place has a sentimental value and apparently is the place where everything happens (strikes, shows....). Otherwise is just a huge obelisk in the middle of street and not much more. If you are in Buenos Aires you will see it but dont travel intercontinental only for this....

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Address: Address: Avenida Pres. Roque Saenz Pena 991, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Nicolas

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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 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.