El Ateneo Grand Splendid

El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires: Address, Phone Number, El Ateneo Grand Splendid Reviews: 4.5/5

El Ateneo Grand Splendid
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Architectural Buildings
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Situated in an old theater, El Ateneo is one of the most popular bookstores in Buenos Aires.
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Neighborhood: Recoleta
Characterized by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighborhood 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 also find a rich cultural scene centered on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
How to get there
  • Facultad de Medicina • 7 min walk
Popular mentions

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Jessica P
Cologne, Germany5 contributions
Dec 2021
Impressive place. Unique. A grand theatre that became a book shop and a huge one. Deserves a visit for sure.
Written December 27, 2021
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Traveller
128 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Loved this grand bookstore and the fact that it was once a theatre. The history really shows and you can take pictures inside without anyone telling you off. They are very strict about masks though which is good I guess !
Written November 30, 2021
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Georgia
Cordoba, Argentina15 contributions
Nov 2021
This is a great place to pop into if your walking past, I always go in for a quick wander and gaze at the fabulous setting and architecture!
Written November 16, 2021
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Julia H
Buenos Aires, Argentina4 contributions
Oct 2021
If you are visitng Buenos Aires, you should not miss Ateneo Grand Splendid. The arquitecture and desing look perfect. We found very interesting books there, too.
Written November 6, 2021
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Navigator95881
Sao Paulo, SP8 contributions
Nov 2021
This bookstore is like comfort food. The space itself is enchanting given its previous incarnation as a theater, and it just feels good.
Written November 3, 2021
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Grace S
Buenos Aires, Argentina4 contributions
Aug 2021
We visited this famous book store last weekend. It is an old theater completed restored, very beautiful indeed. You should not miss it while you are visiting Buenos Aires.
Written August 25, 2021
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jorge c
Buenos Aires, Argentina12,499 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Haven't been in a while, but it was time for some book browsing and shopping, while enjoying the amazing architecture and then later on, getting a nice coffee while reading.
Written August 7, 2021
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Ash Pinero
Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina20 contributions
Feb 2021
It´s so unexpected to find such a splendid place hidden behind what could be considered just another facade of Avenida Santa Fe. I felt like Alice in Wonderland when I walked in. It´s majestic. One can spend hours wandering around this place.
Written July 25, 2021
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Gerald H
Buenos Aires, Argentina4 contributions
Jul 2021
It is a georgeous place to visit, even if you do not want to buy a book. A completely restored theatre turned into a book store with a complete collection of books of any kind.
Written July 18, 2021
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Marcelo Pereira
5 contributions
Jun 2021
Vast collection of books some in English. All subjects and amazing theatre converted into a great bookstore.
Written July 5, 2021
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