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  • Address: Avenida Corrientes 1066, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires’ most iconic landmark, the Obelisk, or El Obelisco, towers over the intersection of the city’s two main thoroughfares, Corrientes Avenue and the ‘widest avenue in the world’ -9 de Julio. Erected in 1936 to commemorate the nation’s 400th anniversary, the pencil-like column marks the spot where the nation’s flag was first flown – a striking 220-foot tall monument that has become a memorable feature on the city skyline. Fashioned from 1,360 square meters of Cordoba white stone, the Obelisk was designed by Tucaman architect Alberto Prebisch and features poignant inscriptions on each of its 4 faces, referencing key moments in the city’s history.

Not only an important navigational landmark, the Obelisk also finds itself at the center of city celebrations and rallies, a common backdrop for sporting celebrations, political demonstrations, candlelit vigils and religious congregations. The ever-faithful landmark has even been known to make its own statement - famously donning a giant condom during World AIDS Awareness Day and draped in Argentine and German flags to mark the 150th anniversary of the countries’ bilateral relations.

Unfortunately, the only thing visitors can’t enjoy is the view from the top. The Obelisk features four windows at its pinnacle accessible by 206 interior steps, but sadly the stairwell has never been opened to the public.

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Buenos Aires City Tour, Buenos Aires, null
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Buenos Aires City Tour

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See the symbol of this amazing city, the Obelisk. Visit different city squares such as Plaza de Mayo, Plaza San Martín, and Plaza Congreso, and ride ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $19.88
Buenos Aires Combo Tour: City Sightseeing Plus Madero Tango Show with Dinner, Buenos Aires, City ... 
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Buenos Aires Combo Tour: City Sightseeing Plus Madero Tango Show with Dinner

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Get to know the best of Buenos Aires on this combo tour that combines two of the most famous attractions in one day. Start with the classic Buenos Aires city ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.67
Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour and Navigation by Río de la Plata, Buenos Aires, City Tours
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Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour and Navigation by Río de la Plata

This is a 3 hour tour going through the past and the present of Buenos Aires City. Enjoy a navigation with lunch by the Rio de la Plata overlooking the best ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: Flexible

From USD $89.99
Private Tour: Buenos Aires City Tour with Optional Lunch, Buenos Aires, Full-day Tours
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Private Tour: Buenos Aires City Tour with Optional Lunch

Take a traditional city tour that will allow you to get an idea about the historical, architectonic and demographic characteristic of the cosmopolitan city of ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.50
Buenos Aires Combo Tour: City Sightseeing and Tigre Delta Half-Day Trip Plus Tango Show with ... 
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Buenos Aires Combo Tour: City Sightseeing and Tigre Delta Half-Day Trip Plus Tango Show with Dinner

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Get to know the best of Buenos Aires on this combo tour that combines three of the most famous attractions in one day. Start the day with the classic Buenos ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $156.53
Buenos Aires Super Saver: Behind-the-Scenes Soccer Stadiums Access plus City Walking Tour, Buenos ... 
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Buenos Aires Super Saver: Behind-the-Scenes Soccer Stadiums Access plus City Walking Tour

Save by booking two fantastic tours together: an insider’s look at La Bombonera and El Monumental stadiums, and a walking tour of Buenos Aires’ top ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

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Private City Tour of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Super Savers
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Private City Tour of Buenos Aires

Enjoy a private city tour which will allow you to get to know Buenos Aires in only 3 hours. You may not get to see all areas in full detail, but the tour will ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.00
Private Full-Day Walking Tour in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Full-Day Walking Tour in Buenos Aires

Enjoy a full day walking tour visiting the highlights of Buenos Aires: La Boca, San Telmo, 9 de Julio Avenue, the Obelisk and the Corrientes Av. We will enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $175.00
Buenos Aires City Tour with Skip-the-Line Access to Boca Juniors Stadium, Buenos Aires, Private ... 
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Buenos Aires City Tour with Skip-the-Line Access to Boca Juniors Stadium

Get to know the historical and cultural heart of Buenos Aires on this 4-hour morning sightseeing tour. An informative guide whisks you around the city by ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.99
Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour, Tango Show with Dinner and Tigre Delta River ... 
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Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour, Tango Show with Dinner and Tigre Delta River Cruise

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Get to know Buenos Aires with a Super Saver tour that combines the best cultural attractions in one day! Start with a trip to the Tigre Delta for a relaxing ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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