Nestled in Barrio Norte, Buenos Aires, is a magnificent bookshop called El Ateneo Grand Splendid. In fact, at over 21,000 square feet, one could get lost among all the books, not to mention the splendor of art that is featured throughout.
This architectural wonder, once called the Grand Splendid Theatre, was designed by architects Peró and Torres Armengol, and opened in 1919. In the late twenties, the theatre was converted into a cinema, bringing the first sound films to Argentina. In 2000, architect Fernando Manzone transformed the building into an enormous bookstore.
Manzone kept the feeling of The Grand Splendid Theatre, leaving the elegance and the works of art intact. The idea paid off as it has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in Buenos Aires that welcomes over one million visitors every year. You can visit the official website here.
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Here are our 20 top creative Instagram accounts that you should be following today.
Brandon Stanton walks the streets of New York City taking street photography, and he gets his subjects to open up about life details that even many family members may not know about them. It makes you smile and connect with the images at a new level.
Carin Olsson moved to Paris and is documenting every part of her experience, from the macaroons to the Eiffel Tower with all of its shimmering lights. If you want to go to Paris but can’t get there today, Carin will take you.