An obelisk is a tall, narrow, four-sided, tapering monument which ends in a pyramidal top.

Connected Sites

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Ancient Thebes
Aranjuez In the Island Garden
Blenheim Palace
Byblos Temple of the Obelisks
Chavin The obelisk now is in a Lima museum
Cienfuegos Pedro Modesto Hernández, Paseo del Prado. 37th Street (nom file)
Florence 2 in front of Santa Maria Novella
Heritage of Mercury In the town center of Idrija, to remember 17 miners who died in a fire
Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
Longobards in Italy Benevento
Medici Villas and Gardens At the Boboli Gardens
Naples Guglia dell'Immacolata
Old Havana At Cabana fortress
Paris, Banks of the Seine
Potsdam Obelisk in Sanssouci Park
Prague 3rd court of the castle
Regensburg Obelisk for Karl Anselm von Thurn und Taxis, 1806
Studley Royal Park Studley Obelisk
Trinity Sergius Lavra An obelisk with medallions narrating the history of the monastery was built on the main square.
Vatican City In the middle of St Peter Square
Villa d'Este At the Rometta Fountain: in a small pool floats a boat with a mast in the shape of an obelisk, illustrating the Tiber island (AB ev)


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