Avenida 9 de Julio
Buenos Aires

The Avenida 9 de Julio is the widest street in Buenos Aires and it was inaugurated in 1937. It is so wide that five blocks in the centre of the city were destroyed so that it could be built. Take a walk down the Avenida 9 de Julio; a trip to Buenos Aires is not complete without seeing this street which is 140m wide and has various famous monuments.

At the junction between Avenida 9 de Julio and Calle Corrientes you will find the Plaza de República which has a huge obelisk. This 67m high concrete monument is the most renowned architectural feature in Buenos Aires and has become the symbol of the street.

Other buildings and monuments are the Teatro Colón, the Ministry of Social Development, the French Embassy and the Statue of Don Quixote at the junction with Avenida de Mayo.

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