"CORRIENTES AND 9 DE JULIO AVENUE" 9 de Julio Avenue Tip by RafaelTheSecond

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

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by RafaelTheSecond

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!

Directions: This very famous corner can be reach also by subway...9 de Julio subway station - LINEA B
Website: http://www.disfrutabuenosaires.com/avenida-9-julio

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  • Written Oct 8, 2005
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