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Obelisco

Obelisco

Obelisco

Quick facts

  • Name: Obelisco
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Type of attraction: Architectural/Monument
  • Built: 1936
  • Ticket price: Free

Obelisco is an iconic landmark in Buenos Aires, this white obelisk dominates Plaza de la República and it is popular meeting and photoshoot place.

The monument was erected in 1936 in order to commemorate the fourth centenary of the foundation of Buenos Aires in 1536, and it marks the spot where the Argentine national flag was raised in the city for the first time. The obelisk was designed by the Argentine modernist architect Alberto Prebisch and it has a height of 67.5 meters.

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Interesting facts about Obelisco

  • The monument is situated on the widest avenue in the world – Avenida 9 de Julio.
  • There was a huge resistance among locals for first couple of years against the monument.
  • There are 206 steps inside the monument with four resting places and observation points.
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