De Las Luces, Buenos Aires

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. See De Las Luces and all Buenos Aires has to offer by arranging your trip with our Buenos Aires road trip website .
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  • We went to the tour, they are 50 AR$ per person. Interesting to know the different uses that have been given, essentially its legislative Chamber, but the tunnels are closed for refurbishment, as explained to us during the visit, so it loses much of its appeal. They should inform that end in advance, because they have so more one year and forecast to open them
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  • Very interesting the guided visit. Sale only $50 delivered a leaflet with explanation and location map
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  • It is a place full of stories. Beautiful building with mix of stories of the Viceroyalty, independence, tango and everything that builds our identity. It is the birthplace of the University Argentina. Where the first Creole brains lit up a tradition of knowing. I loved it!
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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 PCs operational system is an out of date Windows XP which does not allows high resolution picture uploads.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.
  • The worst experience of my entire life. A disappointment of hotel ... Breakfast bad, terrible customer service administration, it's dirty, the bed smell bad, does not offer any comfort. Do not recommend to anyone
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  • Terrible. Worst hotel I stayed in my whole life. Not recommend ....
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  • Very good service and amenities.
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