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El Zanjon de Granados

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San Telmo
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Address: Calle Defensa 755 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires C1065AAM, Argentina
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+54 11 4361-3002

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Best Museum in Buenos Aires

It is a private funded museum in which the visitors can understand better Buenos Aires history. Tours in English and Spanish and in excellent conditions. It is not visited by... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a private funded museum in which the visitors can understand better Buenos Aires history. Tours in English and Spanish and in excellent conditions. It is not visited by many people, but a visit to Buenos Aires without going to El Zanjón is not complete.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide was full of useful information about Buenos Aires that extended far beyond the structure we were touring. I learned more on this one tour than most of my other tours in the area combined. Her English skills were top rate! It was fascinating to see the tunnels and infrastructure that existed hundreds of years ago and to... More 

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to El Zanjon de Granados while visiting the San Telmo market. It was a rainy day, so I was initially just happy to be dry, but the tour was great. Our guide was very informative and the history of this amazing place is fascinating. I highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very interesting tour of this rebuilt house, over ancient tunnels. The guide spoke excellent English, and really made the place come alive for us. You can see the care and detail that has gone into this restoration.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is quite interesting, and our guide, a very knowedgable lady, made at least half the experience. An excellent insight in Bs.As. history (and present), highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't know what to expect but the guide books suggested this was worth a visit. Located in San Telmo this beautifully restored house is packed full of surprises and is a history of BA in a single house. Originally a grand town house that was later converted to tenements for immigrants and then falling to rack an ruin before... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fun tour. Escaped the rain and shopping for a bit. Amazing how they restored this property. The tour guide was wonderful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

They rescued and restored this house from devastation, and its incredible what they have done with it. I really like how they didn't just restore but kept certain parts as it was to compare. There are rooms upstairs and cellars and tunnels to explore. The tour was in English and she spoke English really well, and had a lot of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour in San Telmo, we took it twice and each time the guide offered their own style and made it very interesting. A great way to see the way people lived in the 1800s and how the building went through restoration. Check out their information on the website for times and when offered... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

A beautifully preserved multi-level house with an excellent tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the house, Buenos Aires, and the seemingly the world writ large. A great stop.

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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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