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El Zanjon de Granados

Defensa 755 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires 1065, Argentina
5411 4361 3002
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Ranked #46 of 248 Activities in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
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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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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

You will learn more about the underground rivers and history of BA during your visit than you expect. Marvel at the architecture and enjoy the tranquility of this little know attraction. A great alternative to chuches and art museums.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My favorite museum and the most informative one I found in BA, and I visited most of them! We were very lucky to have the male tour guide, his passion for the building and the history of BA was amazing. I learnt so much about the history of BA that no other venue had told me and lots of little... More

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Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

They do half hour tours on the weekend and hour tours during the week, and we were glad to do the hour tour. Very interesting, and the tour guide was so sweet and informative.

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Nelson, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This private museum was a delightful surprise; unremarkable from the outside but most intriguing within. As you are guided throughout the restored home, the wonderful middle aged guide candidly instructs on the history of Buenos Aires, of San Telmo and the foundations of present day Argentina. We thoroughly enjoyed this hidden gems of knowledge and entertainment. Well worth the 120... More

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