There are as many types of streets as we can imagine. Narrow, modern, commerce-rich, residential, quiet, beautiful, gorgeous, and even better to avoid. The CivitatesA company that sells guided tours, excursions and free tours has collected information about the ten longest routes in the world. The first in the list exceeds 50 kilometers in length.
Yonge Street (Toronto)
Yonge Street in Toronto, at 56 kilometers long, is the longest street in the world. This artery, which has been declared a National Historic Landmark and included in the “Guinness Book of Records,” is the perfect place to discover the Canadian city’s major attractions from its beginnings on the Toronto waterfront right up to the border with Minnesota, such as St. . Lawrence, CNN Tower or Alexander Muir Gardens.
Western Avenue (Chicago)
At least 37 kilometers long, Chicago and its West Street rise directly to the top of the world’s longest street. This road was built between 1851 and 1869 and has since become the venue for the famous St. Patrick’s Day Parades or Chicagoland Toys for Tots. Here, many places stand out, such as an old park converted into a shopping mall, an interesting cemetery, or a picnic area, perfect for spring or summer days in the American city.
Avenida Rivadavia (Buenos Aires)
Buenos Aires has the world’s widest artery, Avenida 9 de Julio, and one of the longest in the world, Avenida Rivadavia, which is 35 kilometers long. This big road starts in the famous Plaza de Mayo and ends in Moreno. Its name comes in honor of Bernardino Rivadavia, the first president of the Argentine Republic.
Sunset Boulevard (Los Angeles)
Sunset Boulevard is thirty-five kilometers long, one of the most famous streets in Los Angeles and one of the longest lanes in the world. Being extensive, the artery includes various areas of great importance to the city, such as the Sunset Strip, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Bel Air. Did you know that this street follows an old cattle trail? Nowadays, on Sunset Boulevard we find the best restaurants, bars, fashion boutiques and comedy clubs in California.
Broadway (New York)
The track crosses Manhattan Island from south to north and contains some of the world’s most important theaters, as well as the Flatiron Building, Times Square, and Radio City Music Hall. The name Broadway derives from the Dutch term “bridgewig” or “broad street” in Portuguese.
Roskildevej Street (Copenhagen)
This street in the Danish capital is 31 kilometers long, which makes it the longest in Europe. The construction of the artery began in the 18th century to replace the Via Regia, which belonged to medieval Copenhagen design. One of the most recognizable buildings in Roskildivig, Frederiksberg Palace is one of the main tourist attractions in the Danish capital.
Avenida de los Insurgentes (Mexico City)
This is one of the main roads of the Federal District, crossing the city from the Guadalupe Aqueduct to the Tlalpan Viaduct, covering a total length of 28.8 km. To walk around is learning about the history of Mexico, since since its opening in 1953, it has seen its name change on several occasions, depending on the moment it was experienced in the Mexican capital.
Oloi Street (Budapest)
Under the 20 kilometer mark, Rua Ulloi appears in the list with a length of 15.6 kilometres. Walking along the main artery of Budapest, we can see the university, the Polytechnic Museum and the most beautiful gardens of the Hungarian capital.
Fifth Avenue (New York)
Fifth Avenue in New York is one of the longest streets in the world thanks to 14 kilometers. For many, getting lost on this street is something to do at least once in a lifetime, as this famous Manhattan artery has been the scene of thousands of movies and has some of the most important shops and well-known buildings in the world. The Empire State Building, the Public Library, museums such as the Metropolitan, the Frick Collection, or the City Museum are just some of the highlights on this street, which is also considered one of the most famous streets in the world.
The Bund (Shanghai)
The last street on the list is in Shanghai’s financial district. East Zhongshan Road, known as The Bund, runs for 13 kilometers along the banks of the Huangpu River. The heart of the Chinese city’s financial activities, The Bund is filled with iconic buildings such as the former HSBC Building, Customs House, or Huangpu Park.
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