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Avenida 9 de Julio and the Obelisk

Avenida 9 de Julio and the Obelisk (downtown Buenos Aires) – this multi-lane boulevard is the world’s widest avenue.  It’s named after Argentina’s Independence Day (July 9th).  The avenue runs from the Retiro district in the north to Constitucion station in the south, roughly one kilometer to the west of the Rio de la Plata […]

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Argentina — THINGS TO SEE AND DO

With Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the Americas ushering in Spanish colonialism through much of the Americas, Spanish explorers arrived in the sparsely-populated South American country now known as Argentina in 1516 (at a geographic site known as Rio de la Plata).  Since Argentina was not known for having significant deposits of gold (unlike Peru), no […]