9 de Julio Avenue, Buenos Aires

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    9 de Julio Avenue

    by kiwigal_1 Written Jul 19, 2006

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    9 de Julio is one of the widest streets in the world. It is 140 metres wide. The street got its name from Argentina's Independence Day which was on 9 July, 1816.

    When the street was constructed they had to tear down a lot of buildings as the street spans 2 whole streets. There were a couple of buildings though that were protected (The French Embassy is housed in one) so the street diverts either side of them at that end.

    When crossing the street you usually need at least two traffic lights to get across!
    There is an excellent view of the Plaza de la Republica and the Obelisk from the 9 de Julio.

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    The world´s widest avenue.

    by euzkadi Updated May 21, 2006

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    The 9 de julio avenue is the world´s widest avenue (125 mts wide). In the intersection of the Corrientes avenue it´s located the famous Obelisco, a hollow cement structure of 65 mts height, one of the icons of the city.

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    9 de Julio Avenue

    by VolsUT Updated Apr 11, 2006

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    Aveinue 9 de Julio is the times square of Buenos Aires well worth a walk along the avenue just be careful when trying to cross from one side to the other. Some shopping and resturants but the main attraction at least in the summer are the street preformers doing any number of things. One of the highlights of my time in Buenos Aires was watching tango preformers, magicians, and others preform in the square located in the middle of the avenue.

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    EL OBELISCO

    by RafaelTheSecond Written Oct 8, 2005

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    The Obelisk and 9 de Julio Avenue by RTL

    In 1936, it was there..the people did not like it all, but the time came by, and they simply get used, they just wanted to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Buenos Aires, now Buenos Aires is a beautiful lady of 469 years old, but it is still yummy, delicious, daring and very very ellegant!;)

    SEP - SECOND WEEK - 2005

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    CORRIENTES AND 9 DE JULIO AVENUE

    by RafaelTheSecond Written Oct 8, 2005

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    Rafael is happy in Buenos Aires

    If you give a quick look, you will think that I must be at Trafalgar Square in London....Buenos Aires is so European that makes you think about Europe all the time! But I am right in the most famous corner of the city. Corrientes Avenue and 9 de Julio Avenue. The main theatres of the town are held there, Corrientes is also famous because of the tango A MEDIA LUZ which starts: CORRIENTES, 348, SEGUNDO PISO ASCENSOR, NO HAY PORTEROS NI VECINOS....Tgat numbe is now an ordinary residential building. Anyway, I would say, this is the nervous centre of Buenos Aires as well as Santa Fe and Callao Street...

    And the 9 de Julio Avenue has the title of the widest avenue in the world...If you consider that the whole avenue is divided by four parts, when you cross two, you have the red lights, so you cannot cross over in one time unless if you walk very fast, it has more than 400 meters. As a matter of fact that big avenue is a group of 3 paralels streets: CERRITO, 9 DE JULIO AND PELEGRINI.

    The avenue is also famous for the stunning obelisk towering over the city..I have heard people calling it as the BA big pennis.

    By the way in this picture, I am right in the Obelisk Square in the centre of the Avenue!

    it is a very long avenue, it starts at the first train station area called Constituicion in the way to the neighborhood of Barracas and also the big highways heading the south of the country and it ends up in Libertador Avenue very close to Retiro, the biggest train station in the city!

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    Avenida 9 de Julio

    by annieruel Written Oct 5, 2005

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    La plus grande avenue du monde avec ses 16 voies et son énorme monument (obelisque)
    La mas grande avenida del mundo con sus 16 vias et su grande monumento (obelisco)
    The biggest avenue in the world with 16 ways and the big monument (obelix)

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    THE GREAT VEIN OF THE CITY

    by RafaelTheSecond Updated Sep 25, 2005

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    Rafael in 9 de Julio - SPRINGTIME!

    AVENIDA 9 DE JULIO, it is really awesome, it takes ages for you to cross it, you can never make it with just one green light, it is the widieth avenue in the world, it has 400 meters, if you take one day to walk to the obelisc, you will see famous places in the city like the Corrientes Avenue, you will see the impressive City Opera Hall, the Teatro Colon, and there are nice cafés all over the avenue!

    September 25th, 2005

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  • The Widest Street in the World

    by MDC6 Updated Apr 24, 2005
    9 de Julio- and that's not even the whole thing!

    Av. 9 de Julio is a must-see, and there's really no way you can avoid it anyway. There are two streets that run parallel to 9 de Julio, Cerrito and Carlos Pellegrini, but they look more or less like it's all the same street. This is the world's widest street, and it's pretty much impossible to cross it all in one shot, unless you have a death wish. This is the street where the Obelisco is located, which is also a must-see.

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    Avenida 9 de Julio

    by Maggies Updated Apr 10, 2005

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    View from my hotel window

    The breath-taking Avenida 9 de Julio is the widest avenue in the world. It has 140 meters between the sidewalks. Everything on the avenue is extra large. There are great buildings, huge neon ads on top of the buildings, big trees (palos borrachos) and a great Obelisco.
    In 1936 the goverment decided to tear down many beautiful french style mansions to have this avenue here. The only mansion that survived is French Embassy, the french people didn't let saying it was french territory.
    Although the avenue is really really impressive, it's sad that so many great buildings had to be destroyed. It's a pity the avenue wasn't constructed in some other part of the city.

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    The World's Widest Street

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Mar 21, 2005

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    The World's Widest Street

    We started out our next-morning walk to the downtown core near the Presidential Palace by first checking out what is reported to be the world's widest street, Avenida 9 de Julio. This multi-lane monster cuts 5 km through the heart of the city, taking up an entire city block in width with it's up to 12 lanes of traffic.

    In addition to the main 4-5 lanes of traffic on each side of a central island, are parallel streets along each side of the Avenue - with Cerrito to the west and Carlos Pelligrini to the east. Just to get across 9 de Julio takes two changes of traffic lights because you can only make it to the centre island in one 'hop'.

    This is the view as we approach the Obelisk from Sarmiento Street.

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    Street scene in 9 de Julio av.

    by alexpt Written Jan 26, 2005

    This is the world's widest avenue. It is impossible to cross it without having to wait to the next red light. What happens is that it is divided into three smaller sections, with divisions between then, so pedestrians can stand there and wait until they can cross.

    The main section is located on the middle and is the widest. The other two are periferical and receive different names: Cerrito st. (Lima st. after it crosses Rivadavia st.) and Carlos Pellegrini st. (Bernardo de Irigoyen after it crosses Rivadavia st)

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    Retiro & San Nicolas : Avenida 9 de Julio

    by ptitetoile Written Jan 3, 2005

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    This avenue is the Avenue of the world! it is 140 meters broadest avenue of the world and is separated in different sections to enable the pedestrian to cross it ! I can tell you....it takes some time!!!! But it is fascinating to look at the ballet of the taxis looking for the best lane to execute its job as fast as possible!

    In the middle, at the crossing with Corrientes, there is an Obelisc of 67,5 m high marking the forth century of the foundation of Buenos Aires.

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    AVENIDA 9 DE JULIO

    by mtncorg Written Dec 12, 2004

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    El Obelisco rising out in middle of 9 de Julio

    9 July 1816 in Tucuman, Unitarian politicians signed Argentina’s declaration of independence from Spain – Federalists stayed away. In commemoration, BsAs named this grand avenue in that date’s honor. The avenue dates to the grand urban redesign that took place between 1932 and 1938. Nearly in the middle of the avenue’s length, slightly to the north where Avenida Corrientes crosses it, you will find the Obelisco and the Plaza de Republica. For a good view of the avenue, try the bar in the Crowne Plaza Americano. The avenue serves as a semi-freeway and for the walker will be better known for how many lights it takes to cross rather than some grand greenbelted oasis.

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    Monumento a la bandera

    by MeZuGa Written Sep 1, 2004

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    El monumento a la bandera de Buenos Aires, esta ubicado en la plaza de la Republica, sobre la Av. 9 de Julio y Av. Corrientes, frente al obelisco.

    Buenos Aire´s flag monument it is situated in the Republic Square on 9 de Julio Av. and Corrientes Av. , in front of obelisco.

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    Fuente de agua Sobre 9 de Julio

    by MeZuGa Written Aug 29, 2004

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    Sobre la Av. 9 de Julio y Cordoba se encuentra esta fuente en el medio de las veredas que bordean la Av. 9 de Julio.

    On the Av. 9 de Julio and Cordoba is this fountaine in the way of the footpaths that border on the Av. 9 de Julio.

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