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"Avenida 9 de Julio" 9 de Julio Avenue Tip by Maggies

9 de Julio Avenue, Buenos Aires: 46 reviews and 82 photos

  View from my hotel window
by Maggies

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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  • Updated Apr 10, 2005
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