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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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El Ateneo is a one-of-a-kind book store. It's stunning and should not be missed if you are in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
deldicque
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Syracuse, New York
breathe books

the place used to be a cinema /theatre called GRAND SPLENDID and has now been converted to what I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ELEVENTHCOMMANDMENT
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buenos aires
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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 store” (224 reviews)
“book lovers” (55 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 1 week ago

El Ateneo is a one-of-a-kind book store. It's stunning and should not be missed if you are in the neighborhood!

Thank deldicque
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the place used to be a cinema /theatre called GRAND SPLENDID and has now been converted to what I would call one of biggest bookstores in the whole wide world.It has a basement, a ground floor and a first floor all full of books !!!....More

Thank ELEVENTHCOMMANDMENT
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bookshop is in a converted theatre, which makes for a great setting to browse for a book. Most of the books are in Spanish, given it’s in Argentina, but there is a small section of English books, which makes a good souvenir. For the...More

Thank Daniel F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This bookstore is incredible; it is set in an old theater and the selection of books is great. The bookstore has a nice cafe and the building itself is really nice. The only complaint I have is that the staff wasn't readily available to help...More

Thank Adriana P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to live in Argentina so I know this place pretty well. You can just hang out at the coffee store inside, or lose yourself in the several floors of books. It is an old theater turned into a book/music store. The book selection...More

Thank Joeystrike
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This must be one of the worlds most amazing bookshops - in an old theatre which has not been changed too much. You can sit on the old stage and have a cup of coffee (not the best) but the atmosphere is fun. Naturally most...More

Thank Fiona1110
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place to explore between thousands of books. Inside an old theatre. Have a coffee while reading your new book. Must see place if you like books

Thank Cristian W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love how this place is as repurposed into a beautiful bookstore retaining most of its old deco! Must visit!

Thank tylp
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful bookshops in the world. An old theater. Pure magic. Have a coffee and browse around for books...

Thank PatagonicRox
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good bookstore with music department. The store is spacious and full of nice collections. Prepare to spend a couple of hours to explore the many sections.

Thank DannyHS
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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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