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Reviewed 27 June 2019 via mobile

Manzanas de las Luces The Society of Jesus arrived in the newly founded village of Buenos Ayres in 1608, establishing their first mission on a 2 hectare (5 acre) lot which had earlier been aside by Spanish conquistador Juan de Garay for the future town...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank DrErickJMannPhD
Reviewed 7 May 2019

These are some of the oldest buildings in Buenos Aires, but restoration work is very slow. I gather that it was the intellectual hub of the city. There was no tour, and no English signage so I'm still not sure what I was looking at.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Janine R
Reviewed 6 April 2019

This set of buildings is amongst the oldest and most historic in the city. Now it is used as a cultural centre. It feels a bit of a warren and much of it is pretty decrepit-which is a pity. Within its walls you also have...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ivor M
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Manzana de las Lucas (Historical Cultural Complex) The "Manzana de las Luces" also called ‘block of enlightenment’ or ‘Apple of Lights’ is a Historical Cultural Complex located in downtown Buenos Aires near Bolivar Metro station. The complex has some of the city’s oldest buildings such...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Tassaduqhussain51
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

My 2 friends and I went on this tour wanting to see the tunnels. The tour guide did not inform anyone on the tour that the tunnels were closed prior to starting or we wouldn’t have continued. We were walked around a building that we...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank jenniferdanks
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I took this tour with friends I met at the hostel where I stayed. Three of us do not speak Spanish but one of us was from Argentina and offered to translate for us (the English tour was not possible on the day we were...More

Date of experience: January 2018
4  Thank yaw_moves
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

If you go without knowing much of the city's history, you might not enjoy it. Much of the original fabric of this part of the city has not been properly preserved and the curation of this historic space is choppy at best. You may enjoy...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank 186mirnag
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Earliest occupant were the Jesuits and their school in the 1660s. Colonial admin traction headquarters (Procuraduria), home of the University of Buenos Aires(oldest in Argentina), Iglesias San Ignacio (1675), and more Guided tour a must

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 16 April 2016

The place has been neglected for year, according to the Argentinian culture of not preserving the past. Vast parts of the building have dessapeared or demolished to make room for a parking lot. So sad. The famous tunnels, are not open to visitors, just a...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank NelsonPirolo
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Hosted in the old Jesuit's compound of Buenos Aires built at the end of 1600, this place has been restored in 1983 and offers a simple, fascinating patio with arcades, with a market of local artisan's products, a taller de liuteria (a guitar's making school)...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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