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While the Obelisco has a long political history as a meeting place for the people of Buenos Aires as a tourist we found it a great place to use as a locater when we were confused as to where we were! We used its locaiton...More
This is one of the most recognised structures in all of BA and it sits towering at the centre of Avenida nueve de Julio which is considered the biggest avenue in the world. As most buildings around this part of town is not more than...More
All touristy articles about Buenos Aires feature a picture of the obelisk. It has forced itself into being the essential landmark that is distinctly Buenos Aires. Erected in the 1930s is inscribed at its base to commemorate the the quadricentennial of the first foundation of...More
Walking around downtown and coming right to it, its tall its white its awesome, well worth seeing in person, Oh yes you can go inside and to the top but I think you have to take stairs--we did not not know this could be done...More
The obelisk is located in the Plaza de la Republica which seems to be the point at which numerous streets meet. It is a national landmark, built in 1936 to commemorate the 400th year anniversary of the city. It is 221 feet tall so can...More
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 and migrates to Corrientes
Ave., where theatre 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.