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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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A rich tour that complements the San Telmo Fair

If you're visiting Buenos Aires and you don't see the San Telmo Fair on a Sunday, you've missed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
CardiganJones
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Perth, Australia
Great BA history

A fascinating step back in time over several centuries. I loved the english tour (I was the only... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
robjoewall
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Melbourne, Australia
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Calle Defensa 755 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires C1065AAM, Argentina
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're visiting Buenos Aires and you don't see the San Telmo Fair on a Sunday, you've missed out. It's full of color, creativity and character. But the scale of it can be a bit overwhelming. Break it up with this tour, justly described as...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A fascinating step back in time over several centuries. I loved the english tour (I was the only one) and learnt so much about the history of BA. The underground tunnels are really cool. Highly recommended if you like history and to see something different.

1  Thank robjoewall
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a must for history lovers and travelers with a flair for urban history and stories. The 45 minute long tour provides insight on life in Buenos Aires along the XVIth, XVIIth, XVIIIth, XIXth and XXth century. We had a knowledgable tour guide...More

1  Thank dani20162015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A special event organised by our cruise line was arranged at El Zanon. The event started with an explanation of the history of this place and a descent into the tunnels, which were dimly lit by candles and featured mysterious appearances ad disappearances of tango...More

1  Thank AGEDNOMAD
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the most fascinating two hours on a guided tour under the streets on San Telmo. This is a private museum which has taken 20+ years to restore. Highly recommend if you are looking for the wow factor about this history of the oldest...More

1  Thank Jane W
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

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

3  Thank InquisitiveObserver
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

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 28 May 2018

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 17 May 2018 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 17 May 2018 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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Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San
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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
18 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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