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El Zanjon de Granados

Calle Defensa 755 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires C1065AAM, Argentina
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Excellent guided tour!

Many months before we went to Buenos Aires we read an article on BBC website about El Zanjon. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
InquisitiveObserver
A privilege to visit and highlight of our travels to Argentina

What we saw was the result of 20 years of careful excavation from a passionate man's vision! Our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“private museum” (27 reviews)
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Calle Defensa 755 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires C1065AAM, Argentina
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"private museum"
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"restored house"
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"wealthy family"
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"tenement housing"
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"tour guide was fantastic"
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"english language tour"
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"great restoration"
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"dilapidated building"
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"brasserie petanque"
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"restoration work"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many months before we went to Buenos Aires we read an article on BBC website about El Zanjon. We didn't think much and didn't specifically look out for it when we arrived in Buenos Aires. However, we stumbled upon it when we walked through the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What we saw was the result of 20 years of careful excavation from a passionate man's vision! Our agent organised a private tour for us - amazing. The history of the building told us the history of Argentina. Highly recommend it for those interested in...More

2  Thank RidgeNZ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gem in the heart of the historical San Telmo. A fascinating discovery and a fabulous recreation of the building, bellow and above ground. Excellent guided tour, either in English or Spanish.

2  Thank Graciela A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this tour on Trip Advisor...what a find in more ways than one! Our tour guide was Mariana who’s english was excellent along with her knowledge of the building, the archeological dig and history of Buenos Aires. I would recommend this to anyone going to...More

2  Thank PMTQ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Marianna was a great guide with good English and excellent knowledge of history. She spent an hour with us and the tunnels are amazing. What a project Don Jorge had taken on since 1985. Well worth a visit and admission was 300 pesos per person....More

2  Thank Sushmita H
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Don't walk by the small sign along San Telmo's main street—what's inside is both interesting and beautiful. When the current owner started renovating the dilapidated building that had once been a tenement, housing over 90 immigrants, he discovered an elaborate system of tunnels,sewers,cisterns that date...More

2  Thank binderdundat
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

It is incredible place. It was bought to be a restaurant but during renovation the owner realized how historical that place could be. He had started a restauration process that took almost 20 years! The result can be seen in a hour guided visit that...More

2  Thank glauciasavin
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

I was very excited about this attraction before we went and was expecting something similar to the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul. The only way to see El Zanjon is as part of a tour. We timed it well and only had to wait 5 or...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

A visit to this fantastic private museum includes an excellent tour in English or Spanish. Our English speaking guide provided a wealth of interesting history about BA as well as about building. Over decades, the owner has painstakingly restored this historical 18th century San Telmo...More

1  Thank Jan R
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

My husband, daughter (10), son (13), and I thoroughly enjoyed our hour tour of the history of Buenos Aires, from the perspective of the immigrant and wealthy family alike. Our guide spoke fluent English and was immensely helpful with all questions.

1  Thank Lisa0418
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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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Wendy L
17 February 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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