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El Zanjon de Granados

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San Telmo
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Address: Defensa 755 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires 1065, Argentina
Phone Number: 5411 4361 3002
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A Must See in Buenos Aires!

A great visit and fabulous tour guide. This tour was fascinating and the restoration amazing, It offers a fascinating glimpse into the city’s history; meticulously reconstructed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Mumbai (Bombay), India

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great visit and fabulous tour guide. This tour was fascinating and the restoration amazing, It offers a fascinating glimpse into the city’s history; meticulously reconstructed brick by brick and very attractively lit, also a brilliant location for events of cultural programme during the day or in the evening!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We'd like to join most of other reviewers in recommending this place. Obviously it has been renovated to modern standards (if not there would not be much to visit as you'll see from the before/after pictures!) but it has been done in such a way that it allows to understand the history of the house and its inhabitants. Obviously the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: It's a beautiful space for hosting events. Cons: Although the remodel was nicely done, I went because I was interested in the history of the house as a pre-yellow fever epidemic mansion and as a tenement after, and the remodeled space feels very modern and has lost all of the history (especially with the bar tables and lamps placed... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

It was interesting and a good thing to do while we were in the area anyway for the San Telmo market.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

A great visit and fabulous tour guide. This tour was fascinating and the restoration amazing. Walk up Defensa to the antique shops and cafés afterward.

Thank tripellen
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The history of San Telmo and BA is revealed in this unusual house in San Telmo right on the street where the Sunday market takes place. The street itself was at one time a small river ("zanjón"), or gorge. It dates back to 1536. The sight contains a 500-foot network of tunnels that once were sewers and cisterns, that has... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I had read that this was a 'must-do' in Buenos Aires, so I made sure to visit, but I found must somewhat disappointed. This is definitely a time where I got burned by the lonely planet. The building is beautiful, perfect as an event space, and it was interesting to hear if the history of the place, but I felt... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I was so excited for this museum, but found it to be pretty disappointing. You only get to the see the main floor of the house and the tunnels, and essentially it just felt like touring a nice event space- big and open with no decorations or furniture. The tunnels were pretty interesting, but I still don't think they made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited the museum yesterday. I am originally from Bs As and my husband is Canadian so we took the English tour. It was a marvelous experience, you get transported in time and can appreciate and understand so much of Bs As history. The building is stunning. I do have to say I believe this tour relies... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

El Zanjon de Granados was a visit only because I had time, but it exceeded my recommendations and I would easily recommend for people to take the time to visit the private museum. The building was intended to be a restaurant before they discovered tunnels underneath and began the restoration process. The building has such a rich history and is... More 

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San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many different cultures: a true child of immigration, much like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee hours of the morning. During the day, the antique shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.
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