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Avenida 9 De Julio

Centro, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Almagro)
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Ranked #60 of 317 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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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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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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65 helpful votes 65 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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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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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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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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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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