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El Zanjon de Granados

Calle Defensa 755 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires C1065AAM, Argentina
+54 11 4361-3002
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Great option to know more about the old Buenos Aires.

This is a great restoration work of a colonnial house! Very good opportunity to know more about the... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2017
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This is a must-do in my opinion. What a stimulating walk through time. Wish they were open on... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2017
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Calle Defensa 755 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires C1065AAM, Argentina
San Telmo
+54 11 4361-3002

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Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

This is a great restoration work of a colonnial house! Very good opportunity to know more about the old city of Buenos Aires and the tunnels under the city downtown!! Great explanation by the guide of El Zanjón!!

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Reviewed May 28, 2017

This is a must-do in my opinion. What a stimulating walk through time. Wish they were open on Saturday, but I guess, since the museum also hosts wedding that's not an option. The tour is about an hour, even on a Sunday even though the...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

This private museum is very eye opening in terms of Buenos Aires history as a port city in the 15-18th century. In this old house, we followed tunnels that represent the rivers that flowed through the city in the past. The renovation work is truly...More

Thank Francisca R
Reviewed May 8, 2017

We took an English language tour through El Zanjon and really enjoyed our tour guide and the extensive renovations that the building has undergone. My favorite part was the underground tunnels the residents built to cover the stream, and especially the distinct styles between the...More

1  Thank Amy B
Reviewed April 25, 2017

Really, really interesting. According to our guide, the owner of El Zanjon bought the property as a dilapidated old house in the 1980s intending to create a restaurant. He happened upon the tunnels buried beneath and the subsequent restoration has been something of a labour...More

Thank Neil B
Reviewed April 4, 2017

I think the other reviews summarise the building and its history - both from when it was built and the recent restoration. My daughter and I took the English language tour, and I apologise for forgetting the guide's name, but she was wonderful. It was...More

2  Thank Nigel P
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

A building refurbishment becomes a museum that tells many stories about Buenos Aires, about wealth, architecture, migration, tenement housing, water management and childhood memories. A great guide who was very well informed. You descend down to the past but there's plenty of headroom. A fee,...More

1  Thank Joseph B
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Well worth your effort. An amazing historical find in the San Telmo district, beautifully restored. The history of this one location helped me to understand the culture of Buenos Aires. I was traveling with my sister and 21 year old daughter, we all enjoyed the...More

1  Thank Artknight
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Loved this tour, led by the owner, curator and visionary for preserving this slice of history in San Telmo. Restored tenement house from 1830, situated on the site of some of BA's original settlements from 1536. Constructed over a river, beautifully restored tunnels that seem...More

1  Thank T8travels
Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

The guided tours of this private museum are offered in English Mon to Fri 12,2 & 3; Spanish 1pm. Sundays from 11 to 6pm English and Spanish. The tour costs 250 ARS. Our guide was delightful, she made a point of welcoming us as we...More

1  Thank Glas_woman
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
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