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De Las Luces, Buenos Aires

(3.7/5 based on 460 reviews on the web)
Step into De Las Luces and immerse yourself in the local history and culture. The plaza and surrounding buildings were erected over four centuries ago by the Jesuits, and the area features multiple entrances to the old tunnels beneath Buenos Aires. Take a tour through the area and see the gates leading underground and learn about the history of the plaza and the city itself. Be aware that tour guides only speak Spanish. The plaza today has many artisanal shops, cafes, and small restaurants. A visit to De Las Luces represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Buenos Aires family vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • the Manzana de las Luces name appears for the first time in the newspaper the argos, and refers to the block bounded by the streets of alsina and Bolívar, peru, moreno and the term "lights" refers to institutions that functioned in this place, union College, public library, an Academy of drawing, among other institutions of the saber.ademas here ran the general file , the legislature of Buenos Aires, the daily press, the deliberative Council, the headquarters of patricians, the printing of the foundling, the Museum of natural history, etc.
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  • Very nice place, a piece of history in the heart of the city. The patio is beautiful and very quiet, there is a fair of crafts.
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  • Girl I went with school excursion and had a beautiful memory of the experience and wanted to repeat it with my daughter, unfortunately while it is well preserved most of the infrastructure is closed to the public and you can not enjoy all the historical value of the place.
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  • I'm so sorry telling you that Hotel de Las Luces, at 525, Calle Adolfo Alsina, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, was the second worst hotel I've stayed in my life. The staff uncapable to help with luggages, very rough and unsympathetic. Ripped towels with holes and smoke smelling, besides malfunction air conditioned, seems to be regular. Staff use to roughly hit plates and cups when picking it up for washing during breakfast, making a loud and annoying sound. Many plates, saucers and cups are splintered and have sharpen edges caused by staff bad handling (not good for children). Wi-fi signal is weak, very unstable and hotel PCs have dirty and damaged keyboards. PCs operational system is an out of date Windows XP which does not allows high resolution picture uploads. My room had dirty walls, with many scratches causing a very bad impression. I love Buenos Aires and I'll be back. Next time, however, UTHGRA hotels will be completely out of my choices. I've got so upset this time because De Las Luces website does not show all these deficiencies obviously. Even a security matter: "not to overload elevator with more than 3 people" is not fullfilled. Hotel staff use to get in your room even when you hang "don't disturb" warning on the door's knob. I've seen many upset other guests from many parts of the world, including Argentina. There is a completely indifferent behavior of the staff on helping and serving. I didn't get a simply "thank you" when leaving the hotel. You never get an UTHGRA hotel! They are dishonest, fallacious and disrespectful.
  • Very well located. Can improve the breakfast is good but it's the same every day to a hosting with more than 2 days gets boring.
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  • Good service, excellent location.
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  • The bar of the hotel, with a very limited menu, has very good and logical prices and good WIFI. Very good choice for a drink in May Square area.
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  • Comfortable, good service, very complete breakfast, rooms are not no other world but a good relation of price and quality
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