Found in the Recoleta neighborhood, and dating the 1920s the Grand Splendid firstly opened as a theatre and hosted ballet, opera, and concerts. Tango singer Carlos Gardel even recorded on the premises. In the year 2000, the theatre was converted into a bookstore preserving its original decor and it is now recognized as one of the best bookstores in the world. Visiting this bookstore is a delight and browsing through books makes it feel like time goes by slower. It features a bar on what used to be the stage area where you can enjoy a coffee while reading but it also offers a space to sit and read whichever book caught your eye.
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