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“Long walk across”
Review of Avenida 9 De Julio

Avenida 9 De Julio
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Owner description: This amazing boulevard is 425 feet wide, said to be the widest boulevard in the world.
Reviewed September 26, 2012

It's worth going across this avenue - to say you've done it. And along this avenue - for a look at the many interesting landmarks along the way. The way the traffic negotiates each lane is pretty impressive. Playing chicken springs to mind as those with the most confidence get through. Having crossed the road, photographed the road and marveled at the road we were then told by our guide that in fact the widest avenue is in Brazil but that the Argentinians prefer to ignore this fact? Do not worry - 9 de Julio is impressive in its own right - cross it to say you made it before the lights changed!

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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Really other than seeing the world's widest road there's not much else to say. It is massive, it will take about 5 minutes to cross it because you have so many waits.

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Reviewed May 31, 2012

...see if you can do it within one light change by walking!

I'm told it used to be a normal city block, but that was demolished to create the 'widest street in the world'. This is why each side has its own street name (Cerrito and Carlos Pelligrini).

The street has the Times Square/Picadilly Circus vibe going on, so enjoy the Latin American advertisements up on the billboards, and the Evita Stencil on the white Edificio del Ministerio de Salud (beware, it's on both sides!). You also can't miss a photo opportunity of the Obelisk.

There are places to stop for a drink or whatnot, but I don't recommend it. It's a busy thoroughfare for Bs As traffic. Also, be aware that the green bits between the lanes often include some of the typical characters looking to make some pesos on the passerby.

Thank JacksonA771
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

If you are in town you should stop by and see this area as it is amazing. After you walk and watch the people protest you can move on with your day and see more interesting things. It good for a picture or two and worth saying you were on the street but that's about it. Don't build your hopes up too high though.

Thank nate w
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

with 3 million living here and 3 million and growing who are driving without passagers plus I do not know how many thousands of taxis - it gets a bit hectic during the week. The picture you see is during a holiday or weekend for sure. But is it a street.

Thank Charlie S
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