Avenida 9 de Julio

With a remarkable width of 140 meters, Avenida 9 de Julio is one of the main arteries of Buenos Aires. The name of the avenue commemorates the day on which the Independence of Argentina was declared, July 9, 1816.

The avenue is located in the center of the city, connecting the north with the south from Plaza Constitución to Avenida Libertador.

A stroll along the avenue

One of the most characteristic features of Avenida 9 de Julio is the Obelisk, located in the Plaza de la República. It is a 67-meter-high concrete structure inaugurated in 1936 to celebrate the fourth centennial of the founding of the city. This construction is the reason why the square is also known as the "Plaza del Obelisco" (Obelisk Square).

Along the tree-lined Avenida 9 de Julio you can find numerous places of interest such as Teatro Colón, Constitución railway station and the beautiful Belle Époque style building of the French Embassy.


Metro: Independencia, Moreno & Avenida de Mayo, line C; Lima, line A; 9 de Julio, line D.

Nearby places

Avenida de Mayo (407 m) Monserrat (546 m) Teatro Colón (853 m) Illuminated Block (905 m) Plaza del Congreso (911 m)