"The World's Widest Street" 9 de Julio Avenue Tip by Bwana_Brown

9 de Julio Avenue, Buenos Aires: 48 reviews and 88 photos

  The World's Widest Street
by Bwana_Brown

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.

Directions: Seven blocks west from the Presidential Palace and Plaza de Mayo.
Website: http://www.disfrutabuenosaires.com/avenida-9-julio

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  • Updated Mar 21, 2005
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