The most beautiful bookstore in the world is El Ateneo Grand Splendid. It is located on Santa Fe Prospect in the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires. The shop is into the building of the former theater which was opened in 1919. Then the theater was reconstructed into the cinema. In 2000 the building was converted into modern bookstore with cafe and escalators by architect Fernando Manzone. The architect has kept important parts of theater such as the scene, balconies and red curtains during reconstruction.
El Ateneo is the only bookstore in the world where the real spirit of the theater is living. Be sure to visit this magnificent place if you travel to Argentina.
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