VIDEO: El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore in Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore in Buenos Aires, Argentina

One of the most beautiful bookstores in the world is El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore located in Buenos Aires. Come to buy a book, read or check out the cafe where you can load up on tasty pastries and coffee.

El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore in Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Travel Video: El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Video Script:

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.

1 Comment

  • Mike says:

    Looking up three different polls, the bookstore in Polare, Maastricht
    in the Netherlands appears to be the consensus #1 most beautiful! Ironically, this one in Buenos Aires looks more majestic to me 🙂

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