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Obelisk (Obelisco de Buenos Aires)
Obelisk (Obelisco de Buenos Aires)

Obelisk (Obelisco de Buenos Aires)

Free admission
Avenida Corrientes 1066, Buenos Aires

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.

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Buenos Aires Sightseeing City Tour
Buenos Aires Sightseeing City Tour
$42.11 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Very Enjoyable
This was a perfect quick tour of Buenos Aires. We were able to get out and experience many of the main tourist sites which allowed us to figure out where we wanted to spend more time. The tour guide as adorable, and very helpful. We were there on a holiday weekend and she helped us find a good place the change money. Worth it!
pamlawatl, Dec 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Buenos Aires

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I recommend the tour
ADAMARIA_O, Apr 2022
Buenos Aires Walking City Tour with optional Rooftop
I enjoyed the walking tour. I have come many times to Buenos Aires but only after this tour I feel I know better the city. Carlos the guide is knowledgeable, kind and professional. I recommend this tour
star-5
Great multi neighborhood tour
Maggie_M, Jan 2022
Buenos Aires Walking City Tour with optional Rooftop
Victor was great! Very knowledgeable about the city and we went to many different barrios. Would recommend!
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Entire tour
WorldCitizen, Feb 2020
Semi Private Highlights of Buenos Aires City Tour for small groups
Valeria es wonderful, knowledgeable and extremely professional; I can’t recommend her enough!!! Excellent tour and tour guide!!!
star-5
Great tour!
Marion_A, Feb 2020
Highlights of Buenos Aires 3-hour Walking Tour with Small Group
I had the privilege of having a tour for myself, as Daniela was kind enough to do the tour even though I was the only one signed up. She is very knowledgeable about the city and Argentina's history, and also gave me tips of things to do and places to go while on my trip. It was greatly appreciated and I really recommend doing the tour, it really gives a great idea of the main sights of the city and the history of Buenos Aires.
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Awesome
PatriciaLynne_L, Feb 2020
Semi Private Highlights of Buenos Aires City Tour for small groups
City tour was perfect - excellent stops, perfect length for us. Especially liked that we were able to spend time in Recoleta Cemetery. Tour guide was very good, perfect English, very informative, clear instructions as to meeting etc. Highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Excellent Tour
Carol, Feb 2020
Private Tour: Half-Day Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour
Anna did a wonderful job on our tour and was a very knowledgeable and professional guide. We all enjoyed our tour very much.
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Buenos Private City Tour
taylorht, Jan 2020
Private Buenos Aires City Tour from Cruise Terminal
This excursion was excellent! Our guide, Diana, and the driver were very prompt picking us up at the cruise terminal. Diana’s English and knowledge of the city were excellent. We saw so many key sights in 4 hours! There were 4 of us in a very comfortable, air conditioned van. We hope to return to Buenos Aires one day and book another tour to see more of this city!
star-5
Great Half Day Trip
Jason K, Jan 2020
Buenos Aires Half Day City Tour for small groups
Leandro was a wonderful tour guide! Although the group included Spanish, Portugese, and English speakers, he effortlessly narrated for all the groups. This was a great way to visit several small stops in a short time.
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A Careful, Candid Tour with Carina
Belinda_A, Apr 2020
Buenos Aires Private Full Day City Tour Small Group
Carina Lago is an articulate and knowledgable tour guide who gave us an extensive Buenos Aires 7 hour tour. She knew exactly how much time we should spend at each of our 16 chosen destinations. We never felt hurried or harried, rather we felt the day was at our leisure though we were actually fully busy. In addition to providing us with essential details as well as the overall picture of each highlighted area, Carina also commented upon daily life in Buenos Aires, in Argentina and in South America in general. Good-natured and with a witty sense of humor we were never bored and full engaged with our tour guide through-out the day. Carina has our highest recommendation.
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BA Highlights
John_H, Feb 2020
Shore Excursion: Buenos Aires PREMIUM Half Day City Tour
We were picked up promptly and thoroughly enjoyed a great introduction to Buenos Aires. It was the ‘Premium’ version of the tour with stops at Ricoletta Cemetary, Metropolitan Church (the current pope served there),Floralis Generica, the obelisk & square, Caminito & the Plaza de Mayo. We drove through numerous neighborhoods and received interesting & informative commentary from our guide as well as recommendations for places to visit, walk on our own or get something to eat. BA has so much to see and do we could not hope to cover it all but this hit the highlights. I would recommend this tour without reservation.
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One of the best tours we’ve done!
Susan_B, Feb 2020
Private Buenos Aires City Tour from Cruise Terminal
This was a fantastic tour, which we did with two friends, with Mirta, who was so lovely and so knowledgeable about the city. We were met at the Cruise Terminal, and shown to a comfortable air conditioned minibus. There was plenty of room for the four of us and Mirta and our driver, Mario, successfully negotiated the sometimes hair-raising Buenos Aires traffic! Rather him than us, we decided! We spent time in the Cathedral, at the Casa Rosada, the Cemetery, Boca, and learned so much about Argentine history, and that of the City. There was a good mixture of walking and driving, and we saw many of the main sights. We loved Buenos Aires, and all agreed that without this tour, we would have missed so much. In fact, we could not decide which sight we liked best. We highly recommend this tour, and if you have the lovely, warm-hearted Mirta as your guide, you will not be disappointed. As we were going to be staying another couple of days, after leaving the ship, Mirta showed us on the map, where to go (and where not to go!), indicated what buses to get, and gave us ideas for our visit, which helped us tremendously.
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Adaptive tour of Buenos Aires
everdell, Feb 2020
Private Buenos Aires City Tour with an Expert Guide
The nice thing about a private tour is they can be flexible to your needs. My wife has mobility problems and wanted to see as much of the city as she could without painful long walks or standing for long periods. Florencia understood and took us to see the highlights such as the Metropolitan Cathedral,Cafe Tortoni,Boca and the largest bookstore in Buenos Aires.with plenty of time and avoiding the large tour groups. She and her driver picked just those locations that would work best for us and we were able to ask all the questions. This was a great tour for both of us well prescribed and presented. Florencia was most pleasant and informative with a wonderful sense of humor. Be sure to ask for her.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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