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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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Definitely a must see in Buenos Aires! The bookstore is really beautiful. It has a nice café too... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Valentina G
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I’ve know about the Ateneo for years, last week I had some time to kill and decided to place a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chris C
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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” (188 reviews)
“book lovers” (44 reviews)
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Avenida Santa Fe 1860 | Barrio Recoleta, Buenos Aires C1123AAN, Argentina
+54 11 4813-6052
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely a must see in Buenos Aires! The bookstore is really beautiful. It has a nice café too. It has a kids section where they can sit and read.

Thank Valentina G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve know about the Ateneo for years, last week I had some time to kill and decided to place a visit. Great atmosphere, large selection of books and fantastic coffee. For the most part, people were very respectful; as compared to other libraries where locals...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 3 days ago

This unique bookstore is not to be missed. Great place to browse books, but the cafe seems misplaced and quite dark.

Thank FOttoC
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is the most beautiful bookshop in the world!. You definitely have to go before you leave Buenos Aires. It has a massive catalogue of books in many languages which you could take with you and read while you enjoy a cup of coffee at...More

Thank Victoria P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

But also to relax and have a nice cup of coffee or mate. Stunning frescos all over the dome and really a place that once you are inside it feels hard to believe you are actually in the heart of Buenos Aires and steps away...More

Thank carlosvN7428TO
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 2nd best in the world! Largest collection of literature and original music composition DVDs and CDs! Just amazing architecture and ambience! It also has cafe for those who dont want a break from reading books! Paradise for book lovers!

Thank ebbiethomas
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister in law recommended that we visit this book store inside an old theater. So worth the time!

Thank Silvia A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is arguably every "bookworms" dream. It is situated in an old Theatro on one of the main roads in the Recoleta suburb of Buenos Aires You will be in awe from the moment you step in. The only downside of this place is that...More

Thank Dhevlen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bookstore built into a grand old theater... Just beautiful... Don't leave BA until you see this treasure... Lots of Mafalda merchandise and a large children's section.... Not many books in the English language section but even if you are not a Spanish speaker visit the...More

Thank MillyAbroad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a particular point in Buenos Aires, you could take a book and a sit!! Enjoy your beverage and read that book that you are trying to find!! A really point when rains or to take a breath!! You always enjoy this place!!...More

Thank Javier norberto O
Characterised by the French-style mansions which are
the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the
true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this
neighbourhood is an experience like no other in Buenos
Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment
buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions
turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude
an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll
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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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