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Obelisk (Obelisco de Buenos Aires) Tours

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Obelisk (Obelisco de Buenos Aires)
The Buenos Aires Obelisk (Obelisco de Buenos Aires), among the city’s most iconic landmarks, towers over the intersection of two main thoroughfares. Erected in 1936 to commemorate the quadricentennial of the city’s founding, the pencil-like column stands a striking 220 feet (67 meters) tall and marks the spot where the nation’s flag was first flown.

The Basics
It would be difficult to miss this Buenos Aires landmark, especially given its prominent location at a major crossroads in the heart of the city. Not only an important navigational landmark, the obelisk is also at the center of city celebrations and rallies, a common backdrop for sporting celebrations, political demonstrations, candlelit vigils, and religious gatherings. Just about every city sightseeing tour stops for a photo op at the monument, along with other notable attractions such as Plaza de Mayo, Puerto Madero, and La Bombonera football stadium.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • An icon of Buenos Aires, the obelisk is a must-see for first-time visitors.
  • Bring along some sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat if you plan to spend time at the obelisk, as it offers little shade.
  • Don’t forget your camera; the obelisk makes for an excellent photo op.

How to Get There
Three major subway lines converge beneath the obelisk, making it easy to reach by public transportation. To get there, take the subway to Carlos Pellegrini, Diagonal Norte, or 9 de Julio.

When to Get There
There isn’t really a bad time to visit the monument, though the best photo opportunities come early in the morning when the sun is rising, in the evening around sunset, or when the obelisk is illuminated after dark.

Construction of the Obelisk
Fashioned from 15 square feet (1,360 square meters) of Cordoba white stone, the obelisk was designed by Tucumán architect Alberto Prebisch and features poignant inscriptions on each of its four faces, referencing key moments in the city’s history.
Address: Avenida Corrientes 1066, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Group City Tour + tickets for Colon Theatre guided tour

Group City Tour + tickets for Colon Theatre guided tour

A 3-hour seat in bus city tour, tour to enjoy the best of Buenos Aires . And a 50 minute guided visit to Teatro Colon
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  • 4 hours
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$69.00
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Group City Tour + tickets for guided tour in Colon Theatre + Dinner Tango Show

Group City Tour + tickets for guided tour in Colon Theatre + Dinner Tango Show

A 3-hour seat in bus city tour, tour to enjoy the best of Buenos Aires . A 50-minute guided visit to Teatro Colon Evening Dinner Tango Show in La Ventana
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  • 8 hours
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$169.00
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Semi Private Highlights of Buenos Aires City Tour for small groups

Semi Private Highlights of Buenos Aires City Tour for small groups

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Cover all of Buenos Aires’ most photographed sights in just a few hours on this morning sightseeing tour. Traveling in a small-group, enjoy extra attention from your guide and a more personalized experience as you explore the city. Along the way, admire the landmark buildings of Plaza de Mayo, visit historic San Telmo and Recoleta Cemetery, and take a stroll along Caminito Street in La Boca. Upgrade to include lunch at a restaurant in Puerto Madero.
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  • 5 hours
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$55.00
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Buenos Aires Private City Tour by Car

Buenos Aires Private City Tour by Car

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Get around Buenos Aires by private car on this personalized full-day tour. See highlights, such as Plaza de Mayo, with a professional guide who points out significant landmarks in the cosmopolitan capital. Enjoy a customizable itinerary as you travel at a relaxed pace through popular neighborhoods like La Boca, San Telmo, Palermo and Recoleta. Round-trip transport is included from your hotel or the cruise terminal.
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  • 7 hours
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$210.00
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Buenos Aires Walking City Tour

Buenos Aires Walking City Tour

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Discover the many faces of Buenos Aires on this comprehensive city walking tour, ideal for first-time visitors. Stroll down the grand 9 de Julio Avenue, admire the landmark Obelisk and Palacio de Tribunales, and visit the bustling Plaza de Mayo, home to the Casa Rosada and Metropolitan Cathedral. Explore the tango venues and lively street market of San Telmo, the modern Puerto Madero district, and La Boca, famous for its football stadium and colorfully painted houses, then tour the grandiose Recoleta Cemetery, the resting place of Eva Peron (Evita).
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  • 6 hours
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Buenos Aires Private City Tour

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Buenos Aires Private City Tour

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Discover the history and culture of Buenos Aires during this 4-hour private tour. With a local guide, travel through neighborhoods like Puerto Madero, Retiro and Palermo. Downtown, stop by important historical sites like Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada and enjoy informative commentary from your personal guide. In San Telmo, visit Dorrego Square and keep an eye out for spontaneous tango performances. Visit Evita's tomb in the famous Recoleta Cemetery and walk along the Caminito. Round-trip transportation from Buenos Aires hotels is included.
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Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour, Tango Show with Dinner and Tigre Delta River Cruise

Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour, Tango Show with Dinner and Tigre Delta River Cruise

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Enjoy a Super Saver full-day tour of all the highlights of vibrant Buenos Aires. Begin the morning with a restful boat ride in the Tigre Delta that lets you see a different view of Argentina. Then transfer to a coach to spend the afternoon hitting all of Buenos Aires' important attractions in neighborhoods like La Boca, San Telmo, Palermo and Recoleta. End your marathon day with a delicious dinner and sensual tango show at one of two local haunts, Tango Porteño or Café de los Angelitos.
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  • 12 hours
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Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Tango Dinner Show

Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Tango Dinner Show

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Hit all of Buenos Aires' must-see sights and experiences in one Super Saver that includes a city sightseeing tour and an evening among passionate Argentine tango dancers. A comfortable coach ride will ferry you through the city's notable neighborhoods, including trendy Palermo, tony Recoleta and historic San Telmo. When evening falls, choose from of two of Buenos Aires' most famous tango spots, Café de los Angelitos or Tango Porteño for dinner and a show.
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  • 7 hours
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Private Buenos Aires City Tour from Cruise Terminal

Private Buenos Aires City Tour from Cruise Terminal

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With just one day in port in Buenos Aires, there’s a lot to see and do, and a private tour ensures you maximise your time. On this private 4-hour sightseeing tour, admire landmarks such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, Plaza de Mayo, and the Obelisk; visit Evita’s grave at Recoleta Cemetery; and explore neighborhoods such as La Boca, San Telmo, and Puerto Madero. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 hours
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Buenos Aires Full Day Custom Tour

Buenos Aires Full Day Custom Tour

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Discover the historic landmarks, colorful neighborhoods, and cultural traditions of Buenos Aires on this private tour. Benefit from a custom-made itinerary just for you and enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide. Perhaps explore La Boca, Puerto Madero and Palermo; see Recoleta Cemetery and the Casa Rosada; learn about the tango in San Telmo; or visit one of the city’s many museums.
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  • 7 hours
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Customizable Buenos Aires Private tour

Customizable Buenos Aires Private tour

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When visiting Buenos Aires for the first time, it's only natural to have an itinerary in mind. This private, customizable tour lets you explore the city's offerings your way: spend a full day visiting enclaves like San Telmo, La Boca, and Palermo with the ease of a private vehicle and the benefit of a guide. This private tour is a perfect choice for your group of two to 23 people.
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  • 7 hours
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Buenos Aires Half Day City Tour for small groups

Buenos Aires Half Day City Tour for small groups

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Discover the best of Buenos Aires, enjoying the past and the present of the city. Starting on the north where we will find wide green spaces and French style mansions. In the center of the city we will pass through the emblematic 9 de Julio Avenue, we will observe some of the most important points of interest such as the Colon Theater and the Obelisk. Upon reaching Plaza de Mayo, where the foundation of the city took in 1580, we will find the Casa Rosada, the Cabildo and the Metropolitan Cathedral. The tour continues visiting San Telmo, the native neighborhood of tango, and La Boca, where you can feel the pas- sion for football in the famous Bombonera. We will observe the colorful tenements, home to the Italian immigrants of the late 19th. century and the picturesque Caminito street that gives name to Carlos Gardel’s famous tango. The tour ends in the modern Puerto Madero, converted into the widest and most varied gastronomic area. You can aquire OPTION WITH LUNCH AT Cucina D’Onore
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  • 4 hours
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Private Tour with Audioguide through Buenos Aires by Car

Private Tour with Audioguide through Buenos Aires by Car

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Taxi tour of the most interesting places in Buenos Aires, customizable to your liking and you can manage the times, for small groups, ideal for 4 people, with lunch in one of the most outstanding grills in the city included in the price, the Value is USD 85 per person, for 4 people special offer, USD 240. You can check for other options and additional, such as visits to other places such as Tigre or Lujan or pick-up service in Ezeiza
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  • 7 hours
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Private Tour: Buenos Aires City Sightseeing

Private Tour: Buenos Aires City Sightseeing

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Get an authentic taste of local life in Buenos Aires on this customisable full-day sightseeing tour – an ideal introduction to the city for first-time visitors. Visit landmarks like the Casa Rosada in Plaza de Mayo, the Woman’s Bridge in Puerto Madero and the brightly colored houses of the La Boca district, then stop for lunch at typical Argentine restaurant. This private tour is tailored to your interests, so you could also check out the tango halls of San Telmo, stroll through the parks of Palermo or visit Evita’s grave in the Recoleta Cemetery.
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  • 8 hours
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Shore Excursion: Buenos Aires PREMIUM Half Day City Tour

Shore Excursion: Buenos Aires PREMIUM Half Day City Tour

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A large and bustling city, Buenos Aires is a lot to take in. Visit the city’s highlights without the overwhelm on this half-day guided sightseeing tour. Ride between sights such as Plaza de Mayo and the Bombonera soccer stadium the in the comfort of a private vehicle and with the benefit of a guide, stopping to walk around three key locations. Upgrade to include a 3-course lunch or 5-stop extended tour.
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  • 4 hours
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Buenos Aires Personal Photography Tour from Caba

Buenos Aires Personal Photography Tour from Caba

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Come and know the city through the eyes of a professional photographer and get beautiful memories in unique places, while we're walking we are going to do an enjoyable photoshoot in a non traditional way, which will allows us to get more authentic-candid portraits and a lot of fun! so, if you're afraid of the camera's lens this will be perfect for you. Of course, I'll be there to help you anytime. Click on "check availability" and choose the day and place that you most like. -2x1 BA photoshoot - available the whole week -La Recoleta -La Boca (Only on saturday and sunday at 8:00) -Palermo Soho -Casa Rosada and Obelisk -Puerto madero -El Rosedal -Obelisk and Corrientes Ave Didn't find the date that you're looking for? Text me: wanderportraits -After booking please send me your cellphone number. -In 7 work days you'll get 15 pictures per person by email, get 5 more photos for $20 extra and select them from the gallery yourself! -I do not deliver raw files or unedited photos.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Buenos Aires City Tour with an Expert Guide

Private Buenos Aires City Tour with an Expert Guide

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Avoid the hassle of advanced planning on a private city tour of Argentina’s vibrant capital. Follow a comprehensive itinerary, flexible to suit your requests, and discover landmarks including La Boca and Plaza de Mayo, with insights provided by your professional guide. Avoid the hassle of finding a meeting point with included hotel pickup and drop-off, and travel between dispersed highlights with ease via private vehicle.
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  • 4 hours
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Highlights of Buenos Aires 3-hour Walking Tour with Small Group

Highlights of Buenos Aires 3-hour Walking Tour with Small Group

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Would you like to experience Buenos Aires from a different point of view? Get a great introduction to the city with this 3-hour small group Walking Tour, so you can enjoy Buenos Aires at the speed of the landscape. Covering the highlights of Buenos Aires, this is an ideal way to orient yourself in the city, providing an excellent alternative to kickstart your vacation. • This small group walking tour will offer you an overview of Buenos Aires's top attractions. • You will be assisted by a profesional tour guide. • Enjoy stops in strategic areas of Buenos Aires: Plaza de Mayo (the main square), Recoleta Cemetery (where Evita´s mausoleum is), El Ateneo Grand Splendid (one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world), Teatro Colon (the Opera House), The Obelisk and Puerto Madero. • We are offering a BIG sale as this tour is NEW on Viator!
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  • 3 hours
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Customizable Private City Tour of Buenos Aires + Transfer Out to Ezeiza Airport

Customizable Private City Tour of Buenos Aires + Transfer Out to Ezeiza Airport

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Maximize your last day in Buenos Aires with this 3-hour private city tour and transfer to Ezeiza Airport. Covering the highlights of Buenos Aires, this is an ideal way to orient yourself in the city, providing a great alternative to understand Buenos Aires. Take advantage of our superb customer service to choose a Buenos Aires City tour that best suits you, so you can learn about neighborhoods, history, culture, shopping areas and restaurants in Buenos Aires. After the 3-hour tour, we will provide you with a private transfer to Ezeiza Airport (about 1 hour away from the city center). • This private City Tour will offer you an overview of Buenos Aires's top attractions. • You will be assisted by a profesional tour guide. • Enjoy walking stops in strategic areas of Buenos Aires: Plaza de Mayo (the main square), Caminito and Recoleta Cemetery. • Transportation is provided with a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. • Transfer to the airport is provided after the tour.
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  • 4 hours
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Private City Tour of Buenos Aires - 4 hours

Private City Tour of Buenos Aires - 4 hours

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Short on time? This private 3-hour tour guides you through the vibrant neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and allows you cherry-pick the sights that most interest you. Visit landmarks like the Obelisco, Plaza de Mayo, the Cabildo and the Metropolitan Cathedral, then stroll around the colorful houses of La Boca or admire the redeveloped waterfront of Puerto Madero. Pay a visit to historic San Telmo, check out the monuments on San Martin Square or explore the elegant mansions, museums and parks of Palermo.
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  • 4 hours
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Virtual Tour by Buenos Aires. VIrtualy Visit to the City

Virtual Tour by Buenos Aires. VIrtualy Visit to the City

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**Price is per device. You can select "one person" and experience this with your family.** Would you like to experience Buenos Aires? Get a great introduction to the city with this 1-hour virtual experience to enjoy Buenos Aires at the speed of the landscape while we drive through the streets of this unique city. Relax in your couch as if you were in the front seat of our car and travel virtually to one of the most exciting cities in the world. Covering the highlights of Buenos Aires, this is an ideal way to orient yourself in the city, providing a great alternative to travel from the comfort of your house. • You will be assisted by a profesional tour guide with live commentaries, so you will be able to ask any questions you may have. • Learn about the history and curiosities of strategic areas of Buenos Aires.
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  • 1 hour
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$68.00
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Essential Buenos Aires Six-or-less-people Walking Tour

Essential Buenos Aires Six-or-less-people Walking Tour

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Get acquainted with the cultural treasures of Buenos Aires on a 2.5-hour walking tour of the Argentinian capital. With a small-group and guide, you’ll listen to commentary abundant with history and see major landmarks such as Plaza de Mayo and Colon Theatre (Teatro Colón). Admire the rose-tinted hue of Casa Rosada — Argentina’s presidential palace, absorb the lively atmosphere of Avenida 9 De Julio and gaze at the pointed tip of The Obelisk. On this small-group tour, limited to 15 people, you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Buenos Aires City Tour and Sailing on the Ship while having Lunch

Buenos Aires City Tour and Sailing on the Ship while having Lunch

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Tick off two top sightseeing experiences in just one day on a city tour and sailing boat cruise in Buenos Aires. Begin your day exploring the capital’s historic and vibrant neighborhoods, benefiting from insights provided by your guide, then transfer to sailing boat for a relaxing cruise along the coastal channel, with a 3-course lunch served on board.
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  • 7 hours
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Private Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour with Entrance to the Presidential Palace

Private Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour with Entrance to the Presidential Palace

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Experience the highlights of Buenos Aires, including an insider's tour of the Casa Rosada, on this Viator Exclusive private tour, which can't be booked anywhere else! Walk through the Argentinian president's office and out on to the famous balcony where Evita Peron gave her speeches, then visit the Plaza de República. Inside your private car, tour desirable neighborhoods like Puerto Madero and Palermo. Hit the famous Recoleta Cemetery and La Boca's colorful Caminito before your optional barbecue lunch upgrade at a legendary San Telmo steakhouse.
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Private Tour: Buenos Aires City Tour with Optional Lunch

Private Tour: Buenos Aires City Tour with Optional Lunch

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Get personalized attention and enjoy a flexible itinerary on this 4-hour private Buenos Aires city tour. Select your departure time and preferred stops, then opt to upgrade with lunch in the chic neighborhood of Puerto Madero.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Buenos Aires Tour including lunch and Cafe de los Angelitos dinner&show

Private Buenos Aires Tour including lunch and Cafe de los Angelitos dinner&show

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See the best of Buenos Aires on your own terms. Skip the stress of navigating public transit and relax as your private driver and guide chauffeurs you around the sprawling city in comfort. Stop for a traditional lunch at a landmark cafe, then spend the afternoon at your leisure before hitting the town for a night of tango at a renowned, intimate venue. Be absorbed in the passion of talented dancers and musicians while enjoying a classic Argentinian dinner with wine.
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  • 8 hours
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$230.00
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Obelisk (Obelisco de Buenos Aires) costs USD 69.00. Guided Obelisk (Obelisco de Buenos Aires) tours start around USD 69.00 per person. See all 129 Obelisk (Obelisco de Buenos Aires) tickets and tours on Viator.
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