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El Zanjon de Granados

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

Do not understand why this attraction is not top 5. Private museum preserved to impeccable standards. Tour guide was fantastic and knowledgable. In English and Spanish. A must... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
PaulEClancy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not understand why this attraction is not top 5. Private museum preserved to impeccable standards. Tour guide was fantastic and knowledgable. In English and Spanish. A must see!!!!

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit (guided tours in English) takes you in a restored old Buenos Aires home. The visitor can see the two different phases of historic Buenos Aires, the first rich settlers and the later working class tenement. In the underground the visit takes you literally inside the pipes were the old river was running.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No doubt a work of passion and commitment and for that no one can criticise What a beautiful restoration of something so overlooked. A must visit However the shame is its a whirlwind tour and there is no going back to look at things in detail so if you blink you miss it which is such a pity when so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We had the great pleasure of being shown around this amazing space by the owner Mr. Jorge Eckstein. It was his vision that turned a very dilapidated 19th century building in a cross between a living museum and a brilliant series of event locations. The attention to detail is unbelievable. I have never seen anything like it and I was... More 

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Cowra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

A beautifully restored 1830s house - no expense has been spared. It is really a private museum and it sits on the site of the original settlement of BA in 1536

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Just happened to see a group coming out and went in. Had no idea about this attraction. But glad I stumbled onto it. Great tour, and warm and dry ( today was cool and wet), so I enjoyed that as well. So I recommend for a rainy day !

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Unexpected surprise. Well thought out. Privately owned and so, so, tastefully pulled together. Lovely tour guides with excellent knowledge of the area and history of BsAs. Impressive idea and speaks to San Telmo's gentrification....cannot wait to go back and see what's been revealed after more excavation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic and knowledgeable tour guide with excellent English, who clearly enjoys what she does. You learn not only the history of the building and tunnels, but also about parts of San Telmo and Buenos Aires history in a logical and connected way. Doesn't seem very well known and you wouldn't know it's there if you weren't looking for it, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

I found this mentioned on a blog as I was looking for something to do on a rainy day. So glad we went. The lady who gave us the guided tour was fantastic. She was really interesting and entertaining. She gave us a really good insight into the history of Buenos Aires and how the city evolved. The building is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Amazing renovation that has clearly taken a lot of time and love from the museum director. Incredibly interesting man to talk to. Well travelled with many fascinating anecdotes to tell.

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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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