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El Zanjon de Granados

Address: Defensa 755 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires 1065, Argentina
Phone Number: 5411 4361 3002
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Ranked #53 of 343 Activities in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
54 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Media, Pennsylvania
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45 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The building was a tenement that had fallen into disrepair and been condemned, then was bought and restored. It's now an events hall. But the owner retained much of the original structure that you can see some of the living conditions of the day. The tour guide was fantastic. Well worth the hour it took.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

El Zanjón de Granados is probably the most enriching place we have visited in Buenos Aires. Whilst the most typical attractions show you a singular object or aspect of Argentina, el Zanjón demonstrates perhaps a more comprehensive look on Argentina. El Zanjón is a house/ palace, discovered to be above a house, and then above a tunnel, which is lastly... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited on a Sunday afternoon when the museum offers 30 minute tours in English. This is right along the feria in San Telmo so easy to do both. We had 2 guidebooks listing the price from 20 to 25 pesos but was charged 75 pesos. The quick Sunday tour may be too brief to fully take in the story... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

This visit will leave you amazed and well informed about old Buenos Aires history's The house is beautifully restored and the underground river and old stories of aristocratic families are something to be there for

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Adrian, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This house is a site definitely worth seeing. Located in the gentrifying San Telmo neighborhood, this house gives insight into the life of the aristocracy in the early days of Argentina and then, in turn, immigrant life during the 19th and 20th centuries in Buenos Aires. There were a couple of amazing aspects of this tour. The first was to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Our visit to this fascinating historical attraction was absolutely brilliant. The impressive guide was the owner of the premises and his twenty-year painstaking restoration of the building and the subterranean treasures beneath it has been meticulous. His extensive knowledge of and passion for local history and the project made it a fascinating tour. A must see - the best attraction... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This should be the number 1 attraction on trip advisor for buenos aires. Under the remains of a mansion a series of tunnels, water wells and sewers have been discovered from 1730. It has been meticulously restored brick by brick. The owner has done the most incredible job restoring the mansion to its original form. We travel a lot, and... More 

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