Buenos Aires and its landmarks: must-see places which became postcards
Pyramid of May, our first monument. It was built in 1811 tocommemorate the first anniversary of a revolution which had taken place on May 25, 1810 and that was the beginning of our road towards independence.
The Pink House (seat of the Executive Power) and the
Metropolitan Cathedral (Pope Francis was Archbishop there) are around the square.
- This is the most traditional landmark in the city. Located in the heart of the city, the intersection of 9 de Julio and Corrientes avenues, it is 67.5 metres high (221 ft.). It was built in 1936 to commemorate the 400th. anniversary of the first Spanish settlement in this area.
9 de julio avenue (where the Obelisk is located) gets this name as July, 9th,1816 is the date of our independence from Spain. The construction took around40 years. If your go along this avenue, you can cross the city from north to south. In many areas, it is 140 meters (150 yards) wide with 22 lanes. It is reallyworth taking a few minutes to admire the tree species that make the avenue sobeautiful and delight us with flowers for the greater part of the year: pinklapachos, silk floss trees, coral trees, jacarandas, etc.Just around 100 meters (110 yards) away from the Obelisk, you will find a worldwide architectural jewel: our famous opera, ballet and concert house, the Colon Theatre Designed by three architects, Francesco Tamburini, VittorioMeano and Jules Dormal, it was opened in 1908. The acoustics in the main hall,with capacity for 2400 people, is ranked among the best ones in the world. Anamazing dome painted by the local artist Raúl Soldi and the one-tonnechandelier deserve special attention. ¡Not to be missed!