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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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Wide street!

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An icon of BA, El Obelisco at Night stand proudly in the middle of 9 de Julio, the world's widest street and while quite an attraction during the day, the blue lut version is beautiful against a dark sky. One typically drives by for the view

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You cannot visit or go up, so do not plan on a real "visit", just watch and take a couple of pictures of 9 de Julio Ave and/or Corrientes Ave.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

This is the main Buenos Aires attraction in my opinion, if you go to Buenos Aires you have to go to El Obelisco, I recommend you to go during day and night.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

The Obelisk was located in close proximity to two BA photo op locations. One was an evergreen BA with flowers through it along with a springtime (primavera) BA with flowers and a stage for people to go up to take pictures on. I was able to get the evergreen BA, the obelisk, springtime BA with the picture of Eva Peron... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

While it has the potential to be a nice landmark, there were advertisements all over it when we were there. It's not easy to get close to since it's between super busy, very wide streets with lots of traffic. Don't go out of yuor way to see it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This is Argentina. If you go to buenos aires need this picture Shows, people, funny time. Good Many bars near.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

The world famous obelisk along Buenos Aires busiest avenue. This street has so much character that leads onto so many side streets that are a must visit.

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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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