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“A rather tasteless monument”
Review of El Obelisco

El Obelisco
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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.
Reviewed March 14, 2013

shaped like a large phallic object it is rather tasteless but the whole city seems to revolve around it so it cannot be really missed. Gaze upon it and move on to things more beautiful

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Just another white obelisk. Nothing impressive. It is a miniature of the one in Washington Not worth going out of your way to see.

Thank Dajoma
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

It is just a very tall structure or Obelisk in the center of the the central Buenos Aires. There isn't a lot here but this obelisk and a lot of traffic.... I mean A LOT of traffic. This is does happen to be the center of commerce. It kind of reminds me of Time Square area of NYC. If shopping is what you want, there is a lot around.

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

The obelisk on Avenida 9 de Julio is a must see in Buenos Aires. The avenida it stands on is actually very, very impressive and gives you the feeling that you are in Madrid!

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

There are several pickpockets acting together in this area. Watch your belongings when you go around

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