El Obelisco and the 9 de Julio Avenue Buenos Aires

El Obelisco and the 9 de Julio Avenue Buenos Aires  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  Today during my round around the city of Buenos Aires, I came to the intersection of 9 de Julio Avenue and Corrientes Avenue, better known for one of the most famous and iconic landmarks of the city of Buenos Aires, El Obelisco. Declared national monument, was built in 1963 where today stands high and proud in the center of Plaza de la Republica. 
Plaza de la Republica is the spot where the Argentinean flag was raised for the first time in Buenos Aires, in 1812.  By Alberto Prebisch, same architect that designed the Gran Rex Theater.  67,5 m hight. The obelisco is the epicenter of many demonstrations and has been dress for every single occasion you can think of… even has been covered from top to bottom with a pink condom for the commemoration of the World AIDS Day. Also on the video above you can see images of the Teatro Colon aka. Opera House of Buenos Aires. Also 9 de Julio Avenue, formerly the widest avenue in the world. CM

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Carlos Melia global bespoke Travel Agent, Travel Blogger, Concierge, Hospitality Consultant and Wedding Planner. Member of VIRTUOSO. Has earned, after over 25 years of Mainstream and Gay Travel experience, the mote of "Little Marco Polo". Jetsetter, bon vivant curates the world of luxury travel & lifestyle by experience, one destination at the time. Associated to First in Service Travel and Tzell Travel Network. Founder of LGTNetwork - Luxury Gay Travel Network. Follow, read and share my travel experiences worldwide at www.carlosmelia.com