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Avenida 9 De Julio

Centro, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Almagro)
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Ranked #46 of 237 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Owner description: This amazing boulevard is 425 feet wide, said to be the widest boulevard in the world.

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Nice street, feels safer at night than others (I lived in Buenos Aires for five months and walked home down this street at 2am dozens of times and never had a problem). It is just a street, maybe not worth it to see on it's own.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stunning to just walk up and down seeing the gorgeous buildings. Go in the evening as the sun sets the lights come on and you can see the whole avenue light up. Definitely worth a vist

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Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

People are exaggerating when they say "dare to cross avenida 9 de Julio". There are traffic lights that people do follow and there is an island in the middle which makes crossing easier. There is definitely a lot of traffic on the street at any time of day. We used the street as our base to help figure out where... More

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California
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799 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Said to be the widest boulevard in the world (and I believe that) it is mesmerizing to watch from above and a bit daunting to cross as most drivers and all cabdrivers think they're in the Indy 500.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
48 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This avenue is quite important. First of all it's placed in the commercial center of the city and it's surrounded by many subways and buses. At its center you can find the Obelisco. It's particular characteristic it's not only the lenght (around 25 blocks) but also its width (140 m).

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Santiago, Chile
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74 helpful votes 74 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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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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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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44 helpful votes 44 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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