The Obelisk of Buenos Aires MG_9928

The Obelisk of Buenos Aires is national historic monument and icon of Buenos Aires. Located in the Plaza de la Republica in the intersection of avenue s Corrientes and 9 de Julio, it was erected in 1936 to commemorate the fourth centenary of the first foundation of the city.

The Obelisk of Buenos Aires, Argentina MG_9928

It has inscriptions on its four sides with a quick snapshot while passing thru reads: Second Foundation by Juan de Garay XI of June of MDLXXX.

Juan de Garay was a Spanish conquistador.

The Obelisk of Buenos Aires, Argentina MG_9928-2