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Manzana De Las Luces - Historical Building Buenos Aires - Argentina

This collection of buildings southwest of Plaza de Mayo is the site of B.A.'s “intellectual beginnings.” In the early 1800s, Jesuit monks established the city's first school of medicine here, which later became the most important university in Buenos Aires, and the same “block of lights” is home to one of the oldest churches in town, Iglesia de San Ignacio, and the National College of Buenos Aires. Even more interesting is what's below: tour the centuries-old tunnels underneath the complex for a glimpse of the city's archaeological past. They go back to at least 1730 and have been carefully reconstructed. Historians still don't know if they were used for defense, escape, or smuggling. Enter at Defensa 755, and call ahead to book a tour 4361 3002.

Location:

Defensa 755/ Peru 272


Centro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Historical Building Types:
Site of historic significance

Price Description:

$7with guided tour

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:12:00

Open Hours to:15:00

Days Closed:Mon, Thurs

Contact Information:
Phone: (54 11) 4361 3002
URL: www.manzanadelasluces.gov.ar



Here are other activities in and around Centro that may be of interest: Catedral Metropolitana, Casa Rosada and Basilica De Santo Domingo.








By Jessica McGovern
30 Aug 2010







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