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La Manzana de Las Luces

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Address: Peru 272, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 4342-6973
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Nice peaceful spot right in the heart of Buenos Aires

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2016
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Milano, Italy
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 quick glimpse from the where they begin.

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Milano, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles 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) and a restaurant hosted in a dark, intriguing barrel-vaulted gallery. A stop here is recommended... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

The tour was conducted in Spanish so I was not able to understand much. You start in room, go to a small theatre, into a room behind the stage and then to the courtyard and then down some stairs to see closed off tunnel entrances. That's it. 35 pesos. Obviously, it would be much more rewarding if you spoke Spanish.... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

If you understand Spanish, I recommend this tour, if you don't, I still recommend the tour (cost about $2.81 US). Unfortunately, our guide (nice lady) told us she would only be providing her presentation in Spanish, but we were welcome to come along. We did, and I felt it was worth the time. From time-to-time, I would ask her questions... More 

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Florianopolis, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

The first time I saw this place is last year when I visit BSas by coincidence when we were checking a souvenir store besides. When we saw "Veladas Virreinales" we fell in love with the place itself, historical building, antique furniture, ancient clothes a stage like a theater. Unfortunately we could not have dinner there due it serves till 20.00... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

I like history but this was not worth it in my opinion. Folks who don't understand Spanish should not even consider it. The history was not interesting at all. The tunnel visit was also boring.

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014

...and it was one of the best accidents in Buenos Aires! Amazing place. A must see if you are interested in history

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

Together with circa 80 other interested people I joined the tour for La Manzana. What a deception! The tour, in Spanish, took about an about an hour. Most of the time was spent on waiting. The biggest anti climax was the visit of the tunnels in small groups. After 30 Minutes queuing, all we saw were 4 gated entrances to... More 

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

The friendly staff at the museum at Casa roja told me to see this. Despite not understanding a lot of Spanish, I went on the daily tour. This museum shows one of the only building not demolished for the new city. This museum shows remnats of the 350 year old foundation. Pretty cool. The guide answered my questions in English... More 

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Mels, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2013

We took the guided tour on the "Manazana de las Luces". As someone else already wrote, I was also expecting to get into the tunnels below the city of Buenos Aires. It seems, as the guide explained, that these aren't in good shape and that the visitors made them even worse by scratching the walls of the tunnels. So the... More 

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As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires, Montserrat is defined by the historical events that took place there and the landmarks that have stood the test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of this connection to history: countless public demonstrations have passed through this square, going back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos Aires may have looked like in the past: the Cabildo takes us back to the late 16th century, while the Palacio Barolo and the traditional cafés carry us to the early 20th. Nowadays, the neighbourhood is inundated every day by office workers, buses, and taxis; still, the cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, and subway stations from the 1910s remind us that we are surrounded by history everywhere we look.
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