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The Illuminated Block

In the heart of the oldest section of Buenos Aires is one of the few remaining buildings from the city's founding years. Beginning as a Jesuit school in the 17th century, over the years it has served many other functions, including headquarters for the colonial administration and the original location of the University of Buenos Aires (the oldest in Argentina). Restored in 1983, it provides visitors with a glimpse into the long and varied history of the city. Guided tours in Spanish are available. The tours will allow you a glimpse of the entrances to several catacombs beneath the building, but the public is not allowed to go inside.

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* Tours (in Spanish; but English language informational pamphlets are available) are given at 3pm daily, as well as 4:30pm and 6pm at weekends. Additional information is available here.

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