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El Ateneo Grand Splendid

Avenida Santa Fe 1860 | Barrio Recoleta, Buenos Aires C1123AAN, Argentina
+54 11 4813-6052
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Worlds Greatest Bookstore

Found this place after visiting nearby Recoleta cemetery. Awe inspiring place. It was once a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
GBJ-Cookies
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South Shields, United Kingdom
Very Pretty

I confess I expected a bit more, don't get me wrong... it is very pretty. But, aside from that, the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
P0TY
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Brasilia, DF
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Situated in an old theater, El Ateneo is one of the most popular bookstores in Buenos Aires.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“book lovers” (47 reviews)
“love books” (32 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Avenida Santa Fe 1860 | Barrio Recoleta, Buenos Aires C1123AAN, Argentina
Recoleta
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+54 11 4813-6052
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Reviewed yesterday

Found this place after visiting nearby Recoleta cemetery. Awe inspiring place. It was once a theatre and now the worlds greatest bookstore. This place stocks books in a variety of languages not just Spanish. Sit in the old theatre boxes reading a book or sit...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I confess I expected a bit more, don't get me wrong... it is very pretty. But, aside from that, the cafe experience is not necessarily extraordinary and although the selection is vast the eye-candy is really the structure. Go for the pictures, get coffee somewhere...More

Thank P0TY
Reviewed 3 days ago

A must see. Converted theatre. Amazingly beautiful. The food in the cafe is excellent. Even has an English menu and waiters who speak English!!

Thank poparoni
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You're are going to feel like in a big shopping but just with books. It's really nice place, the architecture is lovely. You're going to find almost everything but is expensive.

Thank afmg-travel
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the most beautiful bookstores I have ever visited.Located in a former theater imparts this place a truly splendid experience in buying books.

Thank ECS1449
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We're looking for some English language books on Argentina but they had none. It was nice to have a look though.

1  Thank Martin H
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Ateneo (former Grand Splendid Theater and Cinema) is perhaps one of the most beautiful place to visit in Buenos Aires if you like books , but also audio and videos. You can spend nice moments, drinking your favorite beverages at the end of the...More

Thank Ricardo L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool that they made an old theater into a bookstore but honestly should have stayed a theater as who reads books now a days jk. Nice to visit buy a book if you like to read

Thank JCasNYC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go for a while to El Atheneo Grand Splendid: an old theater turned out in a fashionable bookstore, where you can wonder around and sit for a nice coffee, while you browse the enormous book shelves. Do not miss it !

Thank apioantunes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A retired theature ingeniously turned into a multi storeyed bookstore. The theatrical display of books takes away the mundane nature of most bookshops and it feasts your eyes with the glamour of its former purpose. Most books are argentine though but I still picked up...More

Thank Ricky Y
Nearby
Recoleta
Characterised by the French-style mansions which are
the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the
true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this
neighbourhood is an experience like no other in Buenos
Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment
buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions
turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude
an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll
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Av. Santa Fe 1860, 1123 - CABA Tel (011) 4813-6052 Open: Thursday 9:00 to 22:00 Friday 09:00 - 00:00 Saturday 09:00 - 00:00 Sunday 12:00 to 22:00 Monday 9:00 to 22:00 Tuesday 9:00 to 22:00 Wednesday 9:00 to 22:00
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