We Recommend: El Ateneo Grand Splendid

(photo by m4caque)
This impresive bookstore is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world.  Set in what was once the Grand Splendid Theatre,  and conserving the grandiose architecture whilst adapting its function to a bookstore, it is one of the city’s jewels.
The balconies, the original velvet curtains, and the cupola, on which an allegoric representation of peace was painted after world war one, can all be enjoyed whilst browsing for books or having something to eat on the once stage.

Av. Santa Fe 1860, Recoleta

4813-6052

Opening Hours:

Mon-Thur 9am-10pm

Fri-Sat 9am-12pm

Sun 12am-10pm