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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 #48 of 369 Activities in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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North Bethesda, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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770 reviews 770 reviews
541 attraction reviews
380 helpful votes 380 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
54 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Media, Pennsylvania
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45 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 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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