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Address: Avenida Pres. Roque Saenz Pena 991 | Plaza de la Republica, Buenos Aires 1043, Argentina
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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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If you're passing by...

There's nothing special to you come from far away to see it, but if you're passing by, it's worth to strike a pose and take some photos.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For sure you will see it during your stay in BS AS. it s an obelisco in the middle of the busiest street . think it s the symbol of the city

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Fortaleza
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

There's nothing special to you come from far away to see it, but if you're passing by, it's worth to strike a pose and take some photos.

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Florianopolis, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

If you are exploring buenos Aires, you will pass the obelisk. An interesting monument and I'm glad they have an giant BA right in front of it so we could strike the perfect pic for our trip. Was also interesting to be in the center of what I imaged to be the craziest cross road of the city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

This is the heart of BA nowadays it's gardens are better than before. It's a place you must visit to have a proof of your visit to Argentina. It's in 9 de julio avenue and corrientes avenue. From here you can walk trough plaza de mayo avenue until plaza de mayo Park and from there visit the pink house or... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

The Obelisk itself is quite simple, but it is a very tall building which can be seen and appreciated from several parts of Buenos Aires. The view at night is stunning, as it is located in one of the world's largest avenues and surrounded by neon signs. There's a big "BA" leaf sign nearby where tourists can take pictures.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

If you are nearby the Obelisk, it is worth seeing--it is very impressive, because it is so tall and can be seen for quite a distance (in addition to its significance as a landmark). The metro has multiple stops around it as well, which is nice. I would not go out of my way to see the Obelisk, though.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Nothing much to see, and is better viewed from one of the roads leading towards it. There is a lot of traffic and the presence of police made me aware that I didn't need to stay too long.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

This is not only a great landmark it's a classic Buenos Aires photo stop. Go in the afternoon so you won't be shooting into the sun.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Purely scenic attraction. To take a picture with building in the background. For the natives, only it constitutes a meeting point to an event of celebration, whether for a sports result or any celebration homeland. Lately and is not surrounded by park, and must be guarded personal items. I recommend not to stay overnight for the place on weekdays, although... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The obelisk is the original city center. There are hedges shaped into the letters "BA" right next to it, and in the background is the health ministry building that has a large 10-story steel portrait of Eva Peron (Evita) on it. It's a quick stop, and good photo op.

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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 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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