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Calle Defensa 755 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires C1065AAM, Argentina
El Centro (Downtown)
+54 11 4361-3002
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

It's a very good place to visit. A museum and it's good. It's a series of old tunnels, sewers and cisterns (built from 1730 onwards) were constructed above a river tributary and provided the base for one of BA’s oldest settlements, which later became a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

This (private) museum was once a mansion for a wealthy Spanish family. During the tour you learn all about life in early Buenos Aires familylife, and what happend happend with the house once the wealthy family fled the diseases outbreak in San Telmo. You also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Fascinating tour of a little seen part of any cities history, an old house(1827) it's move from a private house to a tenement property holding 150 people but really interestingly the tunnels, waterways and drains under it. The guide spoke fluent English and was full...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

When Jorge Eckstein bought an old mansion in 1985 he never expected it would be the start of an interesting trip into the history of town. He discovered tunnels which were abandoned late 1800. It took them 20 years before the old tunnels were refurbished...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Farfar2013
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Visit the place as a side event during a conference. Amazing restoration of an old building and factory in combination with art exhibition and restaurant. Had a very nice time, food and entertainment. I suggest the place to spent an evening or just to have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

A private project to restore an early BA structure turned sideways. With the owner’s love and tons of money he right sided all. In the process a massive tunnel was discovered below. In all human development of urban areas rivers were not just re-directed but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank LorenzoelJefe
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Loved the English provided tour of this restored building and it's archeological discovery. The tour guide provided great detail of the history of the City, helping to connect the dots between other tours and attractions visited.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Katie G
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Amazing house, how it has been restored. It is a place full of history where you can see and understand how Buenos Aires was and it evolution. It is placed in an area that is a must when you visit Buenos Aires!!! San Telmo, where...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank PepsTT
Reviewed October 21, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed our visit - we expected to like it, but the history of the place was so much more interesting than we had anticipated. We were given a great tour, and the guide was able to answer...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

Wonderful history lesson of the city! We thoroughly enjoyed seeing what lies underneath the city streets of Buenos Aires.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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December 6, 2018|
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Response from Daniel A | Reviewed this property |
Just turn in, but check the opening hours
February 17, 2018|
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Response from graymond917 | Reviewed this property |
You can only see the facility by guided tour. Check the internet for times and language.
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Itinerary Help (8 Replies)
Hi All, I am planning to visit Buenos Aires next May and staying for 4 nights. My proposed itinerary is as follows: Day 1 - Morning: Lima-Bueno Aires (4.5 hours). Late Afternoon: Check into hotel and chill" Day 2 - Morning: Free walking tour Late Afternoon: Visit Plaza de Mayo (catedral Metropolitana, Government house, City Hall), visit San Telmo district (El Zanjon de Granados - mansion, Plaza Dorrego) Evening: Dinner at Aramburu, Tango at Buenos Ayres Club" Day 3 - Morning: Visit...More
March 01, 2018|
Response fromScarlettO1|
Where is your hotel? San Telmo is great .. Recoleta and Palermo deserves their own days. Keeping in mind, there are a few Palermo's ... One next to Recoleta ( Palermo Botanico) farther away is Palermo Soho where antiques and boutiques and Sunday lunches and shopping is great .. they are not next to each other ..Puerto Madero is great but ... have lunch at an outdoor cafe facing the city, then cross the bridge and go into San Telmo and have fun. We visited BA , stayed at the Art Suites...More
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Trip Report - 6 days in BA in September! (8 Replies)
My mom and I had an amazing time in BA! We ended up spending all 6 days in the city and had so much fun. I wanted to thank everyone on the forum for their help and add these tips/hints: The best tour that we did was the El Zanjon de Granados in San Telmo. Our guide was amazing and the history, tour and home were a great surprise. Our biggest disappointment was the Jewish tour that we booked. We felt we did not learn or see anything of the current Jewish population and didn't even go to...More
October 10, 2011|
Response fromMarniewdc|
Thank you, Karyn for a really nice trip report...and especially for your tid-bits and reactions to some tours, Loi Suites and eateries. So glad that you and your mom enjoyed yourselves.