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Awesome for reading lovers

History in every step you take, and and amazing place to pick your nexts books. i could stay in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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El Ateneo is a one-of-a-kind book store. It's stunning and should not be missed if you are in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Situated in an old theater, El Ateneo is one of the most popular bookstores in Buenos Aires.
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Avenida Santa Fe 1860 | Barrio Recoleta, Buenos Aires C1123AAN, Argentina
+54 11 4813-6052
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

History in every step you take, and and amazing place to pick your nexts books. i could stay in the te for hours... one of my favorites in Santa Fe av. less noisy, great people with próper knowledge helping you to find what fits best...More

Thank vickymar
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Ateneo is a one-of-a-kind book store. It's stunning and should not be missed if you are in the neighborhood!

Thank deldicque
Reviewed 1 week ago

the place used to be a cinema /theatre called GRAND SPLENDID and has now been converted to what I would call one of biggest bookstores in the whole wide world.It has a basement, a ground floor and a first floor all full of books !!!....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bookshop is in a converted theatre, which makes for a great setting to browse for a book. Most of the books are in Spanish, given it’s in Argentina, but there is a small section of English books, which makes a good souvenir. For the...More

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bookstore is incredible; it is set in an old theater and the selection of books is great. The bookstore has a nice cafe and the building itself is really nice. The only complaint I have is that the staff wasn't readily available to help...More

Thank Adriana P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to live in Argentina so I know this place pretty well. You can just hang out at the coffee store inside, or lose yourself in the several floors of books. It is an old theater turned into a book/music store. The book selection...More

Thank Joeystrike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This must be one of the worlds most amazing bookshops - in an old theatre which has not been changed too much. You can sit on the old stage and have a cup of coffee (not the best) but the atmosphere is fun. Naturally most...More

Thank Fiona1110
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place to explore between thousands of books. Inside an old theatre. Have a coffee while reading your new book. Must see place if you like books

Thank Cristian W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love how this place is as repurposed into a beautiful bookstore retaining most of its old deco! Must visit!

Thank tylp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful bookshops in the world. An old theater. Pure magic. Have a coffee and browse around for books...

Thank PatagonicRox
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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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