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El Museo de los Tuneles (Museum of Tunnels)

El Museo de los Tuneles (Museum of Tunnels)

Wednesday July 24, 2013

El Museo de los Tuneles, (Museum of Tunnels) in Barracas, in southern Buenos Aires, in an area outside of the standard tourist trail.  Upon entering, my friend and I were told that we are the first “extranjeros” to set foot inside the tunnels. The museum´s regular visitors include Argentinian history buffs and schoolchildren on field trips.

During the 18-19th century, the neighborhood Barracas, near the harbor, was where the cotton, leather and food reserves were stored. It was often the first stop for immigrants, who comprised about half of the population of Buenos Aires at that time.