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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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Like a miniature Washington Monument in the middle of Buenos Aires, this stands out and you can't really miss it.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Miami, Florida, United States
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Miami, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Like a miniature Washington Monument in the middle of Buenos Aires, this stands out and you can't really miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Obelisc is by all standards a very impressive piece of architecture. It is located at the heart of Buenos Aires and is a very busy location.

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The landmark of Buenos Aires. You will see this a lot if you take a taxi to hoping from one area to other. If you are on a walking tour, you will not go closer to this monument but there are some chances to take a picture of this structure with busy avenue.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to spot on the widest street in Argetina and second widest in the world. Close to the theater, synagogue and shopping.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Obelisk is located in the middle of a very busy street. I had to take pictures from my taxis. There is some vegetation shaped in to the letters B A near to the Obelisk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you walk around the centre of Buenos Aires, you will eventually see this marvelous structure. It defines the aesthetic beauty of city! // Se você caminhar pelo centro de Buenos Aires, ira' eventualmente ver esta bela estrutura. Ela define a beleza estética da cidade!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a must see in Buenos Aires... good landmark helps orientate you in the city when exploring on foot...

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

The best part is the amazing width of the street Avenida de 9 Julio, which is the widest street in the world.Take a selfie of the BA letters cut out of bushes

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

This one monument you will surely see many times in Buenos Aires because it stays in one of the main intersections of the city. Go there walking during the day and night to get nice pictures. From Casa Rosada to the monument at night you get a nice view of the city with the monument being part of the background.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Yep, it's an obelisk. Very pretty, and likely you will drive by it at some point. It makes for some nice photos.

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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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