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El Zanjon de Granados

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Address: Defensa 755 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires 1065, Argentina
Phone Number: 5411 4361 3002
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The guide was the best part

We did the tour in Castellano, with a couple from Brazil and Switzerland who also spoke Spanish. I don't have our guide's name, but she was great; personable, funny, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Sacramento, CA
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Sacramento, CA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
37 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We did the tour in Castellano, with a couple from Brazil and Switzerland who also spoke Spanish. I don't have our guide's name, but she was great; personable, funny, and knowledgable. You don't get to look at everything but do get a good idea of the history of Buenos Aires on the tour, and certainly see setting you never would... More 

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Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This venue was expensive and generally over modernised and very disappointing. Our guide told us to not photograph the tunnels as it was a "marketing" exercise to keep people interested, a bit cynical we felt. There are many other more amazing venues in BA, avoid!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

A beautifully restored 1830s home in the San Telmo area of Buenos Aires is now a museum. When restoring they found a labyrinth of wide, vaulted brick tunnels under the home and under the city. The home is actually built on a homesite from the first settlement of the city in 1536 and portions of the original home is visible.... More 

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North Bethesda, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I strongly concur with the high ratings for this site. Just be aware that the only way to see it is on a tour or if you attend one of their special events. For tour admittance, show up and ring the doorbell 5 minutes before tour time. You may be able to reserve a slot on a tour by email... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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547 attraction reviews
398 helpful votes 398 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a beautifully restored living museum. Our guide was fantastic. It would be nice if they had a little shop for souvenirs. Well worth a visit.

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nyc
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28 reviews 28 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A local entrepreneur intended to open a restaurant in a San Telmo building that had once belonged to a wealthy family and then housed multiple tenement apartments. When he discovered Roman arches, waterway tunnels and underground brick living and working quarters that had been plastered and also filled with refuse, he restored it instead into a fascinating and well maintained... More 

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Monteverde
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

What a surprise! We were looking for something to do on a Monday when EVERYTHING in B.A. is closed and we came across this place in our Fodor's guide. The tour is an amazing journey into the history of the city and the English-speaking guide is an incredibly knowledgeable, personable, and enthusiastic historian and artist.

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London, United Kingdom
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54 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The story of this restored house is fascinating, and a real testament to San Telmo's regeneration - but the real interest is in the beautiful tunnel network underneath, which was extraordinary. We were given a superb tour in impeccable English, lasting around an hour - and it remains one of the best things we did in BA. Take some time... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

El Zanjon is a really interesting look into the history of and under the streets of Buenos Aires. You really have to know it's there - 5 minutes before the tour was scheduled the doors were locked tight. We rang the bell and they let us in, then closed the door behind us again! But, it's well worth searching out.... More 

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Manchester
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We visited on a Sunday when San Telmo is at its most vibrant. It was an English language tour lasting half an hour (tours are longer during the week). A fascinating look into local history and the history of the building - at one time a palace then an apartment block- which had become derelict and virtually falling down when... More 

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