This shopping complex and underground pedestrian causeway (which you may have to pass through at some point on your trip anyway) is worth a short trip by itself. Paris, New York, London, and virtually every major city with a subway once had similar underground complexes, but this area under the Obelisco, where three subway lines converge, seems to have remained unchanged since the 1960s. The shops are nothing special -- several barber shops, shoe-repair spots, and stores selling cheap clothing and other goods make up the bulk of them. Yet together, with their cohesive old signs, fixtures, and furnishings, they look like the setting for a movie.
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- Subway entrances surrounding the Obelisco, along Av. 9 de Julio
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