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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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Unique and Fascinating Historical Perspective

What a terrific way to get a sense of BA's history over the past few centuries. The site is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John H
Very interesting, be sure to check the time

This private museum is well worth a visit. The tour takes about 1 hour - be aware that the tours... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Burlington, Wisconsin
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Calle Defensa 755 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires C1065AAM, Argentina
San Telmo
+54 11 4361-3002

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank John H
Reviewed 24 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 8 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 26 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 25 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
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I think the other reviews summarise the building and its history - both from when it was built and the recent restoration. My daughter and I took the English language tour, and I apologise for forgetting the guide's name, but she was wonderful. It was...More

2  Thank Nigel P
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

A building refurbishment becomes a museum that tells many stories about Buenos Aires, about wealth, architecture, migration, tenement housing, water management and childhood memories. A great guide who was very well informed. You descend down to the past but there's plenty of headroom. A fee,...More

1  Thank Joseph 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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