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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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Highlight of Buenos Aires

My partner has an interest in architecture so I pushed for us to visit here on our last day in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sian S
San Telmo A must! Very interesting part of history.

Easy to get to in San Telmo on Defensa St. You need to ring the bell to access into this building... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Angela G
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Calle Defensa 755 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires C1065AAM, Argentina
San Telmo
+54 11 4361-3002

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My partner has an interest in architecture so I pushed for us to visit here on our last day in Buenos Aires. The building is spectacular and the refurb has been done fantastically. The tour guide was fascinating and gave us such a great insight...More

2  Thank Sian S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Easy to get to in San Telmo on Defensa St. You need to ring the bell to access into this building around the scheduled tour times. We went on our last day and were suprised no one had reccommended we go!? Very good ! Excellent...More

2  Thank Angela G
Reviewed 21 July 2017

What a terrific way to get a sense of BA's history over the past few centuries. The site is archaeologically fascinating, and gives a great sense of how people have lived in BA during various periods of the city's history: early colonial era, wealthy 19th...More

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This private museum is well worth a visit. The tour takes about 1 hour - be aware that the tours are generally English or Spanish, so check the website for which language is at what time (the day we went English was at noon, 2...More

Thank MikeC1101
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

The scale of this magnificently restored building can't be captured on camera. This is a place to simply enjoy without worrying about how to frame it for social media. In 1985 chemical engineer Jorges Eckstein bought the dilapidated 19th century home in 1985 with a...More

Thank Theo C
Reviewed 28 May 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!!

Thank npinat
Reviewed 28 May 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

Thank lindsay3131
Reviewed 27 May 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 8 May 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 26 April 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
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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