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Avenida 9 De Julio

Centro, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Almagro)
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Ranked #60 of 309 attractions in Buenos Aires
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: This amazing boulevard is 425 feet wide, said to be the widest boulevard in the world.
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Santiago, Chile
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136 reviews 136 reviews
107 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I wouldn't say this street is an attraction, but if you're in the area, it's worth seeing/crossing as it's the widest street in the world. It appears to be made up of three sections, with two lanes for vehicular traffic and the middle lane for buses. You can get a good picture of the Obelisk from here.

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Akureyri, Iceland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Of course you must cross it, it's in the Guinness book of world's record! There's loads of restaurants and shops on the Avenida 9 de Julio so it's worth a walk for an hour or so.

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Abilene, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

While everyone seems to be commenting on the width of the street (It is!) and the time crossing (yes!) there is one more thing that merits mentioning. During one of our trips to Argentina the trees on the Avenue were in bloom! They are the Jacaranda with masses of blue/purple flowers. And below, the same color of Lily of the... More

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Santos, SP
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Everyone's saying it's just a wide street. okay, it is but at night it has a lot of store and company signs all lit up and gives the city a different fell. At times it reminded me a bit of new york in the old days.

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Austin, Texas
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19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

If you are in the area, seeing the widest street in the world is worth observing for a few seconds. It was only a few blocks from our hotel; so, we made the trip to see it.

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Atlanta, GA
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170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Our hotel was on this gargantuan street. We had to cross it many times, and we never made it across on one green cycle. I suppose if you are a sprinter, you might make it. Most impressive features: it actually works relatively well, with buses located on the inside lanes and through and local auto traffic on the outside lanes.... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

From an elevated view De Julio may look impressive, but at the end of the day it is still just a road and I wouldn't describe it as an attraction. I've lived here for 2 months now and have crossed the road many times on my days off and on my way to work, and I've never once thought when... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This street stands out to me because it's such a dramatic street. It's actually four or five two way streets lined up against each other. This thoroughfare includes bus stops and a bus path, passage toward El Obelisko, green space, and a massive commemoration of Eva Peron on the side of a tall building. It's a very futuristically executed urban... More

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Hong Kong, China
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

As a tourist you won't miss Avenida 9 de Julio. It is certainly worth crossing it just to say you have crossed the widest road in the world.

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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I did not know that the avenue was one of the biggest in the world! I just remember trying to cross the street and thinking "My.. this avenue is huge!" The avenue reminded me a bit of New York City. However, the huge obelisk sets it apart from NYC. There is lots to do in the area so put on... More

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