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La Manzana de Las Luces

Address: Peru 272, Buenos Aires, Argentina (El Centro)
Phone Number: 11/4342-6973
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Ranked #111 of 237 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Together with circa 80 other interested people I joined the tour for La Manzana. What a deception! The tour, in Spanish, took about an about an hour. Most of the time was spent on waiting. The biggest anti climax was the visit of the tunnels in small groups. After 30 Minutes queuing, all we saw were 4 gated entrances to... More

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The friendly staff at the museum at Casa roja told me to see this. Despite not understanding a lot of Spanish, I went on the daily tour. This museum shows one of the only building not demolished for the new city. This museum shows remnats of the 350 year old foundation. Pretty cool. The guide answered my questions in English... More

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Mels, Switzerland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We took the guided tour on the "Manazana de las Luces". As someone else already wrote, I was also expecting to get into the tunnels below the city of Buenos Aires. It seems, as the guide explained, that these aren't in good shape and that the visitors made them even worse by scratching the walls of the tunnels. So the... More

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New York City, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

an old jesuit place of learning. there was an art exhibit the day I wandered by. close to plaza de mayo and san telmo.

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Chicago
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I got my kids so excited "we are going to see the tunnels!". Well yes just the entrance to it so it is. The courtyard is nice (which you can see without the tour, just visit the gift shop), the church, etc. It was very nice to learn something new, some history, but definitely not a tour for families, kids... More

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florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
63 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Very interesting in terms of having a sense of the foundation of Buenos Aires. It is the oldest part of the city. It´s worth the visit to see people dancing tango in the streets, old buildings, anticuaries (real stuff).

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Stumbled upon this spot in the rain while wandering around the Plz. de Mayo. There are a few shops inside a beautiful old building, a courtyard that was blasting classical music, a violin maker and then a great little restaurant called Veladad Virreinales. The restaurant had surprisingly delicious fresh ravioli, delicious coffee and a wonderful vibe... it may have helped... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

it is like many places - nice to visit to get some history but you go once.

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Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

It's nice to learn about the history but we didn't even walk any part of the "tunnel" because they're only renovated to be shown and for stories to be told, so don't have high hopes! The cafe would be a nice place to lose yourself in the hustle of the day.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Is this all it rests from old Buenos Aires? Being just half a city block it could be easily kept in a better way.

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