(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.
There was a time when Buenos Aires was a city of wealth and opulence. Although the economic woes of the country have changed that, reminders of other more fortunate times are spread out through the city for us to marvel at. One of the most magnificent upstanding examples of the city’s past prosperity is the prestigious Teatro Colón. This beautiful opera house was inaugurated in 1908. Today, more than a hundred years later, it is still one of the worlds most distinguished theaters, showing internationally renowned acts. Tours of the theatre are available every day from 9am-3.45pm and are a great way to learn more about the history of the building, the architecture and the operas, ballets and orchestras which have graced the theatre’s stage. Additionally, we highly recommend you to experience one of the productions that are being staged during your visit.