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This Obelisk, located really sort of in the center of the city, is an icon of Buenos Aires. It commemorates 400 years since the founding of the city. It's nothing overwhelming, but you should pass by it at some point. It is kind of har to miss!
An important tip: in Buenos Aires, there are many protests all the time. Many of these protests take place surrounding the Obelisk. As I write this, all of the pharmacy employees are striking there today. It is best to avoid protests and strikes while you are here, so just go around it if you see one there, don't walk through the protest. usualy the protest are peaceful, but you never know.
it's no Nelsons Column !!!
El Obelisco is a simple 220 ft column that reaches up to the sky, and that's about it!!! No statues, no intricate carvings, just a landmark in the city.
Another Phallic Symbol?
The Obelisco resembles the Washinton Minumentin D.C. It's a major focal point of the city and you can't miss it.
Obelisto is one of the main symbols of Buenos Aires. It is located in the middle of 9 de Julio Avenue (the world's widest) where it crosses Corrientes street.
I wasn't prepared for the sheer size of the Obelisk. It was huge. there is no way that you could possibly miss this monument because you could see it from just about anywhere.
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This is a massic obelisk located at the center of the city in Microcentro. It is located on 9 de Julio Avenue which is insanely wide. Cross the street with caution.
Landmark in Buenos Aires city
The obelisk is a landmark in Buenos Aires city. It is particularly impressive at night with all the lights surrounding it.
It is located right in the heart of the city's business district.
This monument is situated at 9 de Julio w/ Corrientes street.
The 9 de Julio street is one, If not the one, of the largest streets of the world.
In the Heart of Buenos Aires!!!
Everytime I see a picture of the obelisk in the heart of Buenos Aires I can say that I was right there...
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