Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid, a gorgeous converted movie palace, you can take a break in one of the theater boxes, now as reading rooms. But be quick about it — El Ateneo is one of the most famous (and popular) bookstores in Argentina.
This majestic converted movie palace uses theatre boxes for reading rooms and draws thousands of tourists every year. Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina - from the 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores according to Flavorwire
El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina: An old movie theater converted into an amazing bookstore. You guys, it's a BOOKSTORE in a THEATER. And apparently you can have coffee on the stage and read up in the balconies.
Performing arts theatre turned cinema turned bookstore, the Librería El Ateneo (Grand Splendid chain) in Buenos Aires, Argentina is filled with stunning decorative details: Italian ceiling frescoes, rich red curtains, and ornate sculptures.
El Ateneo bookstore / Buenos Aires Argentina This bookstore, one of the biggest of Argentina (if not whole southamerica), is located inside a theater called Grand Splendid on Santa Fé Ave. This theater was bought by Grupo IHLSA (the owner of El Ateneo).