The Obelisco de Buenos Aires (Obelisk of Buenos Aires) is a national historic monument and icon of Buenos Aires. Located in the Plaza de la República in the intersection of avenues Corrientes and 9 de Julio, it was erected in 1936 to commemorate the quadricentennial of the first foundation of the city.
Construction began on March 20, 1936, and it was finished on May 23 of the same year. It was designed by architect Alberto Prebisch (one of the main architects of the Argentine modernism who also designed the Teatro Gran Rex, in Corrientes and Suipacha) at the request of the mayor Mariano de Vedia y Mitre (appointed by president Agustín Pedro Justo). For its construction, which cost 200,000 pesos moneda nacional, 680 cubic meters (24,000 cu ft) of concrete and 1,360 square meters (14,600 sq ft) of Olaen white stone from Córdoba were used.
Fabio Faromasa | Dec 5, 2017
It's a nice place to take a good pictures and selfies. You may see nice stores and food stall in the area. also, they usually set lights on the Obelisco that allows you to have a nice view even during night hours. Nowadays, the surroundings are occupied by several beggars. You can see the from several places even a bit far from it.
Pushpadanta Jain | Mar 3, 2018
Located at heart of the city, Good for selfie photo ;) You can notice lot of tourists taking the photos, Some times there may be strike from unions near this place, which makes the traffic a real mess. You can connect to free WiFi which is available here.
Alexander Matheus de Menezes | Feb 24, 2018
Wonderful place to enjoy Buenos Aires landmarks. There's free WiFi network and in the night it's a good place to take a rest and enjoy ... It's a busy time on Fridays night
rory montero | Jan 22, 2018
Interesting monument located in very busy intersection so it's hard to get up close. When there take a walk down the theatre boulevard. They are installing Argentinian theatre stars in the sidewalks.
Uriel Jablonski | Feb 16, 2018
Historic place, but nothing special to see... Nevertheless, it is indeed a Buenos Aires City architectural icon... if you're strolling around the area wouldn't hurt to check it out.
ferchu waddoups | Mar 29, 2018
The center of Buenos Aires, from there you go anywhere in downtown. Few block you have a minibus station that will take you almost any main point in the city of Big Buenos Aires for less money than a taxi. Look for "Terminal de Combis Obelisco" there is one that also will take you to the Ezeiza Airport.
Abhishek Chauhan | Mar 19, 2018
A very good place just like qutab minat in Delhi , India. I donot know the history behind obelisco however it's a treat to watch and get clicked in the evening.
Andrew Flanagan | Apr 22, 2018
Very nice in both the daytime and night time. It is lit up in the evening when it starts to get dark. It's a busy and popular place to go especially as the Olympic rings and the B A sign are close by too. It appears as though it is now used to house satellites, it certainly has the height for that.
Lucas Degani | Apr 24, 2018
It’s an historical place, a must go in the first time you are in BA. Nothing especial tho, it’s not well cared to be honest. It’s nicer in the days ends, when the sunsets, gives it beautiful colors.
MaryLou Sevilla | May 1, 2018
Obelisco was a vibrant part of Buenos Aires with a great nightlife and restaurants and Starbucks and other coffee shops and the largest Anenue in the world not to mention the obelisk like the one in Washington DC.
Ana Laura Santopinto | Apr 22, 2018
Our capitol’s landmark! If you wanna visit it I’d recommend a walk to it or just driving by.
nonamz nonam | Apr 19, 2018
U can't miss it! A must see! The place to be to confirm you are in Buenos Aires
Marce 98 | May 29, 2018
A must-see in Buenos Aires. At walking distance from Teatro Colon (where you can book guided tours), and from other touristic places. Subway and bus connections with several iconic points in the city.
JAE BARZ | May 26, 2018
Beautiful monument in Buenos Aires symbolizing independence and freedom. May 25th is the independence day for Argentina and the whole area around the Obelisco gets shut down. No car traffic but everyone walking and having a good time.
Ivan Jimenez | May 25, 2018
Worth the visit to the area. If you like New York's Time Square, you will love it. Vale la pena visitar el área. Si te gusta el Time Square de New York, te va a gustar.
J. Michael Seyfert | Jun 1, 2018
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Diego Laje | Jul 2, 2018
Love it. Iconic. Kinda unsafe when visiting late. But no problems.
Carlos Terenzi | Jul 27, 2018
Beautiful place to visit. In the centre of the city. Near everything. One of the must visit things in Buenos Aires. The place is fantastic to take pictures. Everything can be visited from here. It id not possible to enter on it, but the place is very centric and cool.
Jascintha O'Neil | Jul 29, 2018
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Silv | Jul 14, 2018
Beautiful monument. Nice for taking pics. Beautiful architecture in Argentina.
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