The enormous Obelisk located at the intersection of 9 de Julio and Corrientes avenues is, without any doubt, the most famous monument in Buenos Aires. This is also the symbol of the city. The monument was created in May 1936 in order to honour the 400th anniversary of the foundation of the city. The Obelisk is located in the centre of the Plaza de la República. The first Argentina flag is also located here. The Obelisk is 67 m tall and its square is approximately 49 sq. m. Not far from this monument you will find Jorge Luis Borges' House.
The best shops in Buenos Aires can be found in Calle Florida Street, which is, by the way, a pedestrian zone. However, the street, which is home to numerous boutiques and shopping centres, will be of a great interest not only because of its shops, but also because of its architecture.
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