9 de Julio Avenue: The Widest Street in the World

9 de Julio Avenue is a street located in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina and it is the widest street in the world. The Avenue is only 1 kilometer long but 110 meters wide and it has seven lanes in each direction.

The avenue covers an entire city block.

9 de Julio Avenue is the most famous street in the city of Buenos Aires.

This 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) long avenue runs to the west of the Rio de la Plata waterfront, from the Retiro district in the north to Constitución station in the south.

Crossing the avenue usually requires a few minutes. If you’re walking it takes you normally two to three green lights to cross it.

While crossing the avenue, you have to cross very carefully. Be careful with cars and traffic lights. Do not attempt to cross the street without the traffic signals. It is easy to cross if you follow the traffic signals.

While walking on the avenue, when you need a break or feel hungry you can find hundreds of shops, cafes, hotels and restaurants on both sides of the avenue.

The idea of constructing the Avenue was proposed during the time of Mayor Francisco Seeber (1889-1890). But the plans become a reality only in 1937. The main stretch of the avenue was completed in 1960.

Name of the avenue honors Argentina’s Independence Day, July 9, 1816.

Sounds cool? Yeah, It’s a must visit place. Actually this place is really worth visiting once in life time.

Soucres: Wikipedia

9 de Julio Avenue

9 de Julio Avenue (Photo: Richie Diesterheft/flickr)

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