El Ateneo Grand Splendid
Buenos Aires Store Av. Santa Fe 1860, Buenos Aires, AR
- Bookcases have replaced seats in the dress circle and balconies.
- Voted the most beautiful bookshop in the world.
- The red-draped stage is home to a coffee shop.
Buenos Aires Store
Av. Santa Fe 1860
WHAT WE LOVE
The ornate El Ateneo Grand Splendid theatre dates to 1919. Originally a theatre it was converted to a cinema in 1929 and later to a bookshop in 2000. The opulent interior has maintained its frescoed ceiling, intricate carvings and red stage curtains. The stage is now the location of a coffee shop.
El Ateneo Grand Splendid is part of the Yenny–El Ateneo bookstore chain. El Ateneo Grand Splendid regularly makes an appearance on the " most beautiful bookshops in the world " lists, including The Guardian and National Geographic.
Voted the most beautiful bookshop in the world.