El Zanjon de Granados

El Zanjon de Granados, Buenos Aires: Hours, Address, El Zanjon de Granados Reviews: 4.5/5

El Zanjon de Granados
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Belgrano • 9 min walk
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WImom
Fond du Lac, WI2,338 contributions
Interesting tour
Feb 2020
The area of the tour is in La Boca. We went through several souvenir shops in the area and we warned not to keep our cell phones out or have an expensive camera hanging at our side. Out bed and breakfast warned us also about this too, so beware. The tour lasted a little over an hour. The cost was about 1000 pesos per person which is pricey for Argentina. The guide was well-spoken in English and knew her information but most of the area was recreated or restored and not very authentic. It is a series of old tunnels, sewers and cisterns from 1730 onward that was constructed above a river tributary which was one of BA oldest settlements. It would be a great venue to have a party. But given the opportunity, I would not take this tour again. Could take photos throughout.
Written April 26, 2020
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Voyage821507
New York City, NY4 contributions
Very cool place
Feb 2020
So enjoyed hearing about how the tunnels were found. Tunnels were cool and I learned a lot about the archeology of cities.
Written March 27, 2020
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LazyDays4Us
Noosa, Australia329 contributions
Tunnel Tours - unusually interesting
Feb 2020
1,000 pesos per person (not cheap). Privately owned, thus the price of the tour. Lasts 1 hour. 12pm, 2pm, 3pm I think. Spanish & English guide. Amazing story. Privately restored, archeologically intriguing. Across the street is the tiniest house in Buenos Aires.
Written March 10, 2020
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alplan
Vancouver, Canada129 contributions
Unknown History of BA
Feb 2020 • Solo
Loved this place, but I love to learn about the history of places I visit. Just turned up and got on the next tour - their website is comprehensive and tells you which tours are in English, some background information and the price (currently 1000 pesos) so check it out before you go. Our tour guide spoke good english and the tour was very informative. Wish I could of wandered back through on our own to look at the exhibits in more detail.
Written February 21, 2020
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Aixa
New York City, NY87 contributions
World class tour guides! Wonderful visit!
Feb 2020
This is an amazing visit. For us, after five months living in Buenos Aires and visiting almost everything else, this is the top attraction! Our tour guide Mariana easily answered every question we had. I think she was the best tour guide we’ve had anywhere.

Make sure to take both tours, of the house and La Casa Minima!
Written February 9, 2020
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Hart J
Oakville, Canada22 contributions
Interesting history of a family-owned building that became a tenement
Dec 2019
Good tour if you are a history buff, otherwise not that interesting. This privately owned museum provides a microcosm of the history of Buenos Aires from 1700 onwards. Interesting architecture and tour of the extensive tunnels under the building, but very few historical artifacts per se.
Written January 13, 2020
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Jennifer M
Columbus, OH79 contributions
Fascinating tour
Dec 2019
Our family (with two teens) enjoyed the tour. The guide was very good and the tour was fascinating. The location is excellent if you are going to San Telmo for other reasons—the market is nearby as are many antique stores. The bathrooms are undoubtedly the cleanest in San Telmo!
Written January 12, 2020
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takao
New York City, NY12 contributions
very interesting
Nov 2019
this is an archeological site for discovering underground San Telmo. The guides are really good and the story of how it became to be a museum is amazing. Congrats to a great team running this place!!
Written December 13, 2019
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MikeD602014
Ottawa, Canada138 contributions
Interesting but not a must see
Dec 2019
We found this building to be beautifully restored but really lacking an authentic feel. There are some framed pictures on the walls and a few artifacts in glass cases. No furniture or other period pieces to give you a feel for what it would have been like. It could very easily be turned into a restaurant, which was the original intent. The tunnels were for an underground river/storm runoff in former times. The new price is now 1000 pesos for foreigners, which we found expensive for this.
Written December 10, 2019
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Connie B
San Diego, CA510 contributions
One of the most amazing things in Buenos Aires
Jan 2019
Underground marvel of restoration. Lovely place to visit and study. Well guided and pleasant historical site.
Written November 24, 2019
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