"a wide avenue with an obelisk!" 9 de Julio Avenue Tip by mindcrime
9 de Julio Avenue, Buenos Aires: 48 reviews and 88 photos
This avenue supposed to be the widest avenue of the world with 16 lanes! In fact, it has 12 lanes but the people add the lanes of Pelligrino and Cerrito streets on the left and right of the avenue. July 9, 1816 is the independence day of Argentina. I walked through the avenue many times and it was kind of scary seeing so many cars come and go endlessly!
There are some interesting fountains, statues and shops along the avenue but the basic landmark is the Obelisk that is located at plaza de la Republica. It is known as El Obelisco and it was built in 1936 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first founding of the city. It goes up to 67m and it was nice for me seeing it from distance, day and night! Football fans of River Plate or Boca Juniors come here to celebrate after big wins of their teams.
Directions: The obelisk is located at the intersection of 9 de Julio and Corrientes avenues.
Take subte linea D(stop:9 de Julio) or Linea B(stop:Carlos Pellegrini)
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