El Zanjón de Granados



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Part archaeological museum, part event space, El Zanjón is a beautifully restored residence encapsulating three centuries of urban living. Although the façade dates from 1830, traces from an earlier patrician home - an open-air cistern, a lookout tower and a 1740s wall comprised of seashell mortaring - serve to transport you to the era of Spanish settlement. In 1985, the crumbling wreck was rescued by amateur historian, Jorge Eckstein, who started dredging the 545 feet (166 metres) of tunnels beneath his property. Seventeen years and 139 truckloads of debris later, he'd unearthed a treasure trove of workaday and eclectic objects - French tiles, African pipes, and English china.

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El Zanjón de Granados details

Defensa 755,
entre Chile y Independencia

Area San Telmo

Telephone 011 4361 3002

Open 11am-5pm Mon-Fri (tours on the hour)

Admission AR$20

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