Avenida 9 De Julio, Buenos Aires

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Touted as the widest street in the world, Avenida 9 De Julio cuts through the heart of the city and offers access to some of its major landmarks. The street's name commemorates Argentina's Independence Day, July 9, 1816. Modeled after Champs Elysees, the urban highway boasts seven lanes of traffic in each direction and measures 140 m (459 ft) across. Enjoy a stroll down the avenue, or test your nerves by trying to cross the monster street in Buenos Aires' typically hectic traffic. The area is worth visiting during both daytime and evening hours, but be aware of pickpockets after dark. By using our Buenos Aires tour itinerary planning tool, you can arrange your visit to Avenida 9 De Julio and other attractions in Buenos Aires.
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  • To build the widest avenue in the world, many beautiful homes and structures were torn down. How unfortunate! We were told by our guide that the French refused to abandon their embassy. And so today.....  more »
  • Just massive. Don't know that I've ever taken the time to think about a street for any length of this but this one is in a class of its own. They say it's the widest in the world and they may be...  more »

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