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El Zanjon de Granados

Defensa 755 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires 1065, Argentina
5411 4361 3002
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Ranked #42 of 243 activities in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
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 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Medford, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Great! The guide did an outstanding job providing a great history lesson. The house has been beautifully restored. A. It off the beaten path and definitely worth it.

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Natal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

It is quite an experience. It is an old house with lots of stories and a great way to know more about the Bs As story. I would say that it is the best thing to do in San Telmo. It is not a museum for children, since the tours are 1-hour long and you have to stand most of... More

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Falkirk
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This attraction takes you back in time and the guide gives you an insight into the history of BA. Privately funded and well maintained and presented. Quite hard to find best to use address of Defensa 755 San telmo, press the bell on the wall for entry.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Nice tour in excellent English of this mansion and tunnel (former waterway) complex. Very expensive compared to other local museums etc and it has been developed mainly for conferences so it has been over restored.

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