Is This the World's Most Beautiful Urban Street?

Sure, we were pulled in by the article's provocative title, but we'd have to agree that under the arched canopy of Tipuana trees along Porto Alegre's Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho can be found one of the most wondrous and unique urban streets in the world.
July 10, 2013, 7am PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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Amigos da Rua Goncalo

"In the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre lies the 500 meter stretch of Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho - an amazing tree-lined avenue that may well be the most beautiful street in the world," writes Lea Stewart. "Towering Tipuana trees line both sides of the road, creating an incredible green archway that looks like a mythical forest."

"A post in The Green Shade named Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho the most beautiful street in the world. Blogger Pedro Nuno Teixeira Santos says that this is not just for its aesthetics, but because of its importance to the city: 'It was from this love and this struggle of the residents of Goncalo de Carvalho, that the political power of the city found itself forced to recognize the importance of cultural heritage, landscape and environment, classifying and protecting it with the force of law.'"

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