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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 Walking City Tour

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This is the most complete city tour of Buenos Aires and it will make you feel the essence of both historical and popular places and neighborhoods of the city. ...  Read more

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

From USD $42.41
Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour, Buenos Aires, Walking Tours
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Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour

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Discover Buenos Aires’ must-see sights on this 3-hour sightseeing coach tour. You’ll hit all the top attractions and neighborhoods, including Plaza de Mayo, ...  Read more

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

From USD $29.99
Buenos Aires City Tour, Buenos Aires, Half-day Tours
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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
6-Day Tour of Buenos Aires and Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, City Tours
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6-Day Tour of Buenos Aires and Iguassu Falls

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Explore the beautiful city of Buenos Aires and discover world-renowned Iguassu Falls over six incredible days. Take a sightseeing tour around Buenos Aires ...  Read more

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

From USD $429.00
6-Day Buenos Aires and El Calafate Tour, Buenos Aires, Multi-day Tours
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6-Day Buenos Aires and El Calafate Tour

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Discover the city of Buenos Aires and the beautiful landscape of Argentina’s Patagonia region on a 6-day tour. With a mixture of guided tours and free ...  Read more

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

From USD $588.00
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
Tango Porteño Dinner Show and Tango Lessons in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Full-day Tours
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Tango Porteño Dinner Show and Tango Lessons in Buenos Aires

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If you want to live the golden age of Argentine tango, Tango Porteño is the right place to go. Have a great tango show and indulge yourself in the ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $125.71
Buenos Aires Overnight Tour with Airport or Port Transfer, Buenos Aires, Theater, Shows & Musicals
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Buenos Aires Overnight Tour with Airport or Port Transfer

Only have 24 hours to see the best of Buenos Aires? We provide you with a breath-taking 24-hour experience that combines all private airport/port transfers, ...  Read more

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $379.00
Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour and Navigation by Río de la Plata, Buenos Aires, Overnight 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 Full-Day Walking Tour in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Full-day 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

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