Obelisco

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  • Address: Avenida Corrientes 1066, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: 54-1143130187
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

The Obelisco is a well-known landmark of Buenos Aires. It is built at the junction of the Corrientes Avenue and the Avenido 9 de Julio.

The Obelisco commemorated the completion of 400 years of the foundation of the city. Over the decades, the adjoining surroundings of the monument were restored, reconstructed and modified through the Governmental city modification project named the Punto Obelisco. The project introduced an extensive laying of LED lighting and signaling schemes, accompanied by highlighting and illuminating the monument and its premises. The Obelisk has thus been emphasized and decorated making it an exquisite sight at night. The obelisk was originally made of white stone. It was later repainted and is now of a grayish color that was much appreciated by the people. The Obelisk has also been frequently used for the representation of international issues as well as for the celebration of festivals. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Buenos Aires itinerary 7 days.

  • The walls of the monument bear numerous inscriptions stating and establishing the various historical laws, amendments, and national and international celebrative occasions. The south facing wall bears an epic sonnet composed by the famous national poet Baldomero Fernandez Moreno.

  • Avenida Corrientes 1066

  • Cafe Tortoni
  • Castelar
  • Park Tower

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  • Obelisco Address: Avenida Corrientes 1066, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Obelisco Contact Number: 54-1143130187
  • Obelisco Timing: 24-hrs
  • Obelisco Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Obelisco: 02:00 Hrs
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  • Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki?curid=5163771
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  • 63.16% of people who visit Buenos Aires include Obelisco in their plan

  • 28.28% of people start their Obelisco visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Obelisco

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

52.15% of people prefer walking in order to reach Obelisco

People normally club together Cafe Tortoni and Avenida De Mayo while planning their visit to Obelisco.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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    On 25-Sep-2016

    gi

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  • Must see place in the capital. Nice area to visit including the street shops and bakeries. Just be super careful with valuables. Best time to visit is oct-nov and the beautiful flower trees line the streets

  • Obelisco was a vibrant part of Buenos Aires with a great nightlife and restaurants and Starbucks and other coffee shops and the largest Avenue in the world not to mention the obelisk like the one in Washington DC.

  • Great monument in the middle of the micro center of CABA, too many places around and beautiful people.

  • Located in 9 de Julio Av. this is a beautiful sightseeing in the centre of Buenos Aires which brings one of the most iconic view of the "Ciudad Porteña " identity. Don't get surprised if it's a crowded place, because it's located in the heart of the city!

  • This monument stands at the heart of Buenos Aires, right in the center of intersection. If you want to take picture with notable building in Buenos Aires, this is it!

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