Vintage Theatre Converted into Spectacular Bookstore Tauheed Ahmad July 18, 2016 Travel 327 If you’re a book lover, then your next travel destination should be Buenos Aires, Argentina. The city has more than 734 bookstores, including second most beautiful bookstore in the world. Almost 100-year-old Grand Splendid Theater, opened in 1919 was converted into cinema in 1920’s, but then eventually converted into El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore in 2000. The bookshop is tucked away in Barrio Norte, Buenos Aires welcomes more than one million book lovers each year. Architects Pero and Torres Armengol, designed the building, but architect Fernando Manzone converted into bookshop. The building retained several parts of the theatre, including the stage and balconies. In 2008, the Guardian has named El Ateneo Grand Splendid named second most beautiful bookstore in the world. The elaborated décor and classic 1920’s theater contains stunning red curtains. The book lovers definitely lost in the shelves for many hours, for history and nostalgia lurk behind every corner. Source: Boredpanda Image credits Alamy Image credits David Image credits inha.fr Image credits Nan Palmero Image credits Ryan Poole Image credits Stanley Wood Image credits Violinha Related PostsThe New York Luxurious Library HotelPrague’s Klementinum, The Most Beautiful Library in The WorldImperial HubrisBest Woman on The Face of EarthThe Miracles of Our Prophet (PBUH)Hopefulness in the Qur’anHoneybees Build Perfect CombsPreventative Measures Against Shaytan Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.