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Obelisco de Buenos Aires
Top 6 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.5/5
73 Reviews
Monument
Open all day
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 30 minutes
Address: Av. 9 de Julio s/n, C1043 CABA

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The Obelisk of Buenos Aires is a landmark of Buenos Aires. It is located in the Republic Square at the intersection of Corrientes Avenue and July 9th Avenue. It celebrates the establishment of Buenos Aires 400 Designed and built in 1936, the monument is 67.5 meters high and its base area is 49 square meters. Because people opposed this project at first, it was almost completely demolished in 1939, and now it has become an irreplaceable landmark in the city. The Obelisk of Buenos Aires stands eye-catchingly in the center of Buenos Aires and serves as a reference mark for tourists from all over the world. The Obelisk of Buenos Aires was originally white. The restoration was completed on November 1, 2005, and it was painted in the color of "Paris Stone". On December 1, 2005, the obelisk was covered with a huge pink "condom" to commemorate World AIDS Day. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Pencil Night, the obelisk became a giant pencil.

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The Obelisk is a landmark of Buenos Aires, located at the Republic Square in the intersection of Corrientes Avenue and July 9th Avenue. It was designed and built in 1936 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the city of Buenos Aires. The monument is about 67.5 meters high and its base area is about 49 square meters. Since the people initially opposed the project, it was almost completely demolished in 1939, and now it has become an irreplaceable landmark in the city. The Obelisk stands out in the heart of Buenos Aires and serves as a reference marker for visitors from all over the world.
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