Obelisk

9 de Julio Avenue and the Obelisk

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Obelisk

9 de Julio Avenue and the Obelisk

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9 de Julio Avenue is the most emblematic of Buenos Aires. With its 140 meters wide, 22 lanes and 4 streets (Cerrito and Carlos Pellegrini, in addition to 9 de Julio itself which comes and goes) this avenue is one of the widest in the world. Dozens of bus lines pass through here in the recently inaugurated exclusive lanes for the Metrobus. Thanks to this, and to that at any time there are countless vehicles circulating and adding density to the traffic of the city, is that you can perceive from any point of the avenue its frenetic pace. Not only 9 de Julio is impressive for its size and its hectic panorama, but also there is the famous Obelisk of the City of Buenos Aires. Located in the center of the intersection with Corrientes Avenue, this majestic sculpture of 68 meters high is one of the most recognizable symbols of the City. Ideal to pose as a family, take selfies and upload them to Instagram as a beautiful reminder to have visited the capital of the country.

Hint: The best place to appreciate the 9 de Julio Avenue and the Obelisk is the viewpoint located in the Pan-American Hotel. From the 23rd floor beautiful photographs can be obtained while admiring the lights and the constant movement of the City. The visits to the viewpoint are not done every day: you can only access it a few times a month and you have to reserve a place.

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