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Santa Fe 1860, Recoleta, Buenos Aires 1123, Argentina | +54 11 4813 6052
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One of the world’s most stunning bookstores, the Grand Splendid was a theater in 1919 and many of its original architectural details remain intact, from the stage to the balconies and stunning ceiling frieze. Browse the books along the mezzanine, or take a seat in one of the stalls to page through the latest best-seller. The original stage now houses a pricy café, but it’s great for a peaceful respite.

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El Ateneo Grand Splendid

 

One of the world’s most stunning bookstores, the Grand Splendid was a theater in 1919 and many of its original architectural details remain intact, from the stage to the balconies and stunning ceiling frieze. Browse the books along the mezzanine, or take a seat in one of the stalls to page through the latest best-seller. The original stage now houses a pricy café, but it’s great for a peaceful respite.