Obelisk of São Paulo

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Obelisk of São Paulo
Obelisco de São Paulo
Obelisk of Sao Paulo.jpg
Obelisk of São Paulo
Coordinates 23°35′5.01″S 46°39′17.1″W / 23.5847250°S 46.654750°W / -23.5847250; -46.654750Coordinates: 23°35′5.01″S 46°39′17.1″W / 23.5847250°S 46.654750°W / -23.5847250; -46.654750
Location São Paulo, Brazil
Designer Galileo Ugo Emendabili
Type Obelisk
Material Travertine marble
Height 72 m (236 ft 3 in)
Beginning date 1947 (1947)
Completion date 1970 (1970)
Opening date July 9, 1955 (1955-07-09)
Dedicated to The victims of the Constitutionalist Revolution of 1932

Obelisk of São Paulo (in Portuguese: Obelisco de São Paulo) or Obelisk of Ibirapuera (in Portuguese: Obelisco do Ibirapuera) is an obelisk in Ibirapuera Park in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

This monument is a symbol of the Constitutionalist Revolution of 1932, and the biggest monument of the city of São Paulo. The height of the monument is 72 meters (236 ft 3 in). The construction of the monument was started in 1947 and completed in 1970.

The obelisk is a project of the Italo-Brazilian sculptor Galileo Ugo Emendabili, who arrived at Brazil in 1923. The obelisk, made with pure travertine marble, was inaugurated on July 9, 1955, one year after the inauguration of Ibirapuera Park.

Obelisk, Ibirapuera Park in the city of São Paulo