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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

This is amazing. Bookstores are always good. This one is grand. It is a wonderful use of the old... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
AltaGracia
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Alta Gracia, Argentina
A must-see for any book lover

A dream come true for any lover of literature. In addition to a plethora of books and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
secole14
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Montreal, Canada
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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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"book store"
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"beautiful bookstore"
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"book lovers"
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"english books"
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"love books"
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"converted theatre"
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"english section"
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"stage area"
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"buy books"
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"box seats"
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"spanish language"
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"worth a visit"
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"opera house"
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"bookshop"
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"library"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is amazing. Bookstores are always good. This one is grand. It is a wonderful use of the old theatre space!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A dream come true for any lover of literature. In addition to a plethora of books and beautiful architecture to admire, there is a great cafe on the stage of the theater. I would definitely recommend!!

Thank secole14
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It used to be a theatre and cinema years ago and now it´s a beautiful book store. The helpers are nice and you can enjoy sitting in a balcony while reading a book or have a coffee. A really interesting place to get the book...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very different from usual book stores. Just hang around and take a book to read a bit accompanied by a coffee. Child's corner with plenty of books for them. Mainly in Spanish. All for free.

Thank Alejandro D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is always satisfactory to find the book you are looking for. The assitants are very helpful and the place invites you to stay and enjoy reading your favourite titles.

Thank graleruiz
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was a theater many years ago, it became a book Store. A nice coffee shop at the stage. Balconies with book shelfs. Great place!

Thank GustavoBuenosAires
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It used to be a movie theater, was remodeled into a bookstore keeping some of the old features. You can buy books and even read them using the balconies that were part of the previous building.

Thank friendly2016
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Original and beauty book store in the heart of a former theatre. Take a time for looking for a book and enjoy a coffee at the stage!!!

Thank Maria B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you read in Spanish, you can find all tipes of books and spend hours just looking at all the options, have a nice coffee or just enjoying watching people or getting lost into the thousands of books.

Thank Juan F
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice place to enjoy the building while browsing books. Bookstore Locatel in the refurbished building of the old Grand Splendid Theater.

Thank Rosa61_12
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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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