Artigas Boulevard is an avenue in Montevideo named after Uruguayan hero José Artigas. It starts from the Rambla of Montevideo (coastal avenue) at Punta Carretas, goes north for about 6.5 kilometers, turns 100° west, and runs for another 4 kilometers up to the Rambla at Capurro - Bella Vista.
It meets with Montevideo's most important avenue, 18 de Julio Avenue, in Tres Cruces. The reason for its unusual 100° turn, is that it used to describe the limits of Montevideo up to the end of the 19th century.
On its way, it crosses or borders 16 barrios of Montevideo. It intersects some of the main avenues of the city, like Avenida Agraciada, Avenida General Flores, Avenida 8 de Octubre, and the Rambla of Montevideo, all of which connect to main roads linking Montevideo with the other cities of Uruguay.
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