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Apple of Lights

This building is the testimony of the importance of the Jesuit order in the City of Buenos Aires. This company was commissioned to build the Church of San Ignacio, a school, a pharmacy and the Missions Office and it is for this reason that it is considered "The cradle of knowledge".

With the passage of time in this place were installed founding institutions of the city, such as the University of Buenos Aires, the Public Museum, the General Archive of the Nation, the Bank of the Province of Buenos Aires, among other emblematic institutions. His life is an example of the process that led the country to independence. Nowadays, the "Manzana de las Luces" is one of the main historical museums in the city, where artistic exhibitions are held and a market of artisans operates.

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One of the enigmas of this place is its tunnels, which are at a depth of up to six meters. At present, these tunnels can be covered in a short section, they are illuminated and ventilated. To date, the number of tunnels and the extension they cover has not been disclosed, but it is estimated that they reach the Retiro train terminal, the Casa Rosada and the Río de la Plata. This last exit is thought as the one of greater value in the epoch of the Viceroyalty, which could have been used as escape route for the Viceroys.