Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore in Buenos Aires, Argentina


So today’s vlog is about a place I particularly
enjoy. We are visiting one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. This is called El
Ateneo Grand Splendid. This place actually used to be a theater and then it was converted
into a movie theatre and now it is a bookstore. And it is absolutely beautiful. So what else can you tell us about this beautiful
bookstore. Well, apparently the Guardian newspaper listed this as the number two most beautiful
bookstore in the world. Now the question is what is number 1? We don’t know. We don’t
know. We need to go back and Google that. Or maybe someone can answer that in the comments
below. Yes, if you know answer please in the comments below. That would be fantastic. So considering this YouTube channel is all
about travel and food I think we need to go find the travel section. And look what I’ve found – Canada! Because
Canada is all about polar bears and igloos, right Sam? Yeah, we in fact lived in an igloo
before we started traveling. Yeah, we totally did. Totally did. Okay, so this section where we’re standing
now would have been where they had like the rows of seats facing this stage which is over
that way. Um, but when they did the conversion they had to remove all of those seats and
they put rows of books instead. Books. Um, and also the stage where they would have had
performances has been turned into a cafe, so if you follow me around the corner I can
show you that. It was a lot of fun visiting here. This place
is very unique, very beautiful, very classy and elegant. And if there is one tip I’m going
to add is definitely come and a meal at the cafe. The food is fantastic. The cakes are
decadent and drinks are really tasty too. Yes, especially the brownie cake. Try the
brownie cake. It has massive amounts of dulce de leche on top of that.

25 Replies to “Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  1. If this place is #2 when are you two going to #1? very beautiful bookstore. check out our new video, I hope you two like it……

  2. Lale is correct about the #1 most beautiful bookshop. But why stop there? Here is The Guardian's top 10 list:
    http://www.theguardian.com/books/2008/jan/11/bestukbookshops
    And here is The Guardian's "Twelve of the world's most beautiful bookshops – in pictures":
    http://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2015/jun/19/twelve-bookshops-books-world-pictures

  3. You have scored the triple Jackpot of combinations, BOOKS, Cake and a grandiose, beautiful building worth spending an all day session reading in the cafe or in one of the Opera Boxes overlooking the grand salon.Aaahh a little piece of heaven that they would have to tie me to a trolley to make me leave. " Out you go , Mr. Campbell, and take your bag full of comic books with you." Fling.

  4. Great video and amazing bookstore. These area of Buenos Aires used to be full of cinemas. The cinemas started to dissapear in the late '90's when "multiplex" chains started to open in Argentina. The big movistar store close to El Ateneo used to be also a cinema. My high school was just around the corner in M. T. de Alvear.

  5. For me it feels bad to recognize that theatre become a bookstore. Only good that people there still want to read.

  6. las librerias más lindas del mundo. Saludos. http://www.clarin.com/todoviajes/Librerias-imperdibles-Europa-America-Africa_0_1319270390.html

  7. I LOVE El Ateneo, my grandma once a year buy me books and then we have tea or coffe and talk about the books she buy me! 🙂

  8. Argentina the top of the list here. It doesn't number them https://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2015/jun/19/twelve-bookshops-books-world-pictures

  9. Swabu

    But y

    http://www.wilko.com/content/ebiz/wilkinsonplus/invt/0411732/0411732_l.jpg

    Sudoko Law
    You just want it explained
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UghNSWfu__s

  10. Not the most beautiful bookstore in the world, by a long shot.
    Number one most beautiful bookstore in the world is without any doubt Libreria Lelo, in Porto, Portugal.

    Congratulations to Argentina for having a beautiful bookstore… but "the most beautiful".. if you don't believe me, look it up yourself on YouTube. You won't believe your eyes.

  11. this year the national geographic magazine named it the most beautiful in the world, I warned you that I saw another video that are using your images as your own

  12. Es extremadamente bella el diseño de la libreria y sus libros son una caricia a los ojos. PERO LA VENTILACION ES TERRIBLEMENTE ESTATICA.. SI TE LARGAS UN PEDO SE SIENTE EN TODO EL LUGARR…ECHAN DESODORANTE PERO IGUAL SE SIENTE LOS PEDOS COMBINADOS DE VARIOS CULOS… SI VAN NO COMAN POROTO O VAYAN ANTES AL BAÑO.. DESDE YA MUCHAS GRACIASS.. SOY EL LIMPIADOR DE LA LIBRERIA.. JJAA ..haaa x cierto no ahi libros pornos o eroticas ….hjj

  13. Que fantástico ese lugar interesante elegante viva argentina. a pesar de los malos políticos mi país es hermoso!!!

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