After an exhaustive and careful restoration of this beautiful 1919 theater, the biggest bookstore in Latin America opened in what used to be the old Grand Splendid cinema. Without altering the old structure—twinned with the Opera de Paris theatre—it still has its original features and magnificent friezes, like the one on the spectacular dome. There is now a cafeteria in place of the stage, where you can read books taken from the bookshelves. There are also reading places on the corners of the main floor and in the old balconies on the first floor, furnished with tables and comfortable armchairs, computers for searching or online purchasing and an area dedicated to children, 'El Ateneo Junior', with interactive games and storytelling. There is also a small music stage, CDs and DVDs for sale, art exhibitions on the third floor and facilities for watching DVDs.
Surrounded by traditional artifact shops, Gabriel del Campo Anticuario, is one of the most visited shops for its antique collection. The store looks like a set of a period film, showcasing vintage statues, woodwork, chandeliers, period furniture and a lot more, that will effortlessly charm any art admirer. So when you are in the city, make Gabriel del Campo Anticuario one of your ten must visit places, you won’t regret it.
A city filled with book worms, where do locals go to browse through shelves of novels, history, poetry, and art books? Unlike the massive bookstores throughout the city, Libros del Pasaje offers a more cozy, boutique feel where intellectuals spend hours perusing the vast collections and lounging on comfortable chairs. Even for those who struggle reading books in Spanish, Libros del Pasaje has a small selection of English books as well. Bring your laptop and take advantage of the free WiFi, sitting for hours in the covered patio. Order a coffee and a sandwich and you'll never want to leave.
Shop from a wide range of products like kitchen toys, vintage suitcases, china tea sets, crystal glassware and lots more at the Gil Antiguedades, which has lasted for over 35 years. This antique store is owned by Hector Horacio and Maria Ines Gil. Here you will also find unique wedding and party dresses that are inspired from older antique ones. Shop for a piece of history from the eye catching Gil Antiguedades, in San Telmo.
Opened in 1988, decorated in an elegant and classical style, the Patio Bullrich Buenos Aires is located in the vicinity of embassies, theaters and prestigious hotels. Many luxury brands such as Christian Dior, Cacharel, and Christian Lacroix can be found here. It houses over 80 shops, a food hall with capacity for up to 800 people, 200 parking spaces and a leisure center that includes six-screen cinema. This mall was built, in the refurbished building of the former "cattle market." Among the remaining original features are the great clock, in the center of the main hall and animal head sculptures tucked on the inner walls.
This is a traditional fashion boutique selling leather, suede and fur garments. These products - of great quality and exclusive design- are noted for their elegance. The offering is varied, and it includes leather jackets in several colors; carpincho coats for men, impressive for their workmanship; handbags, travel bags and suitcases; belts, purses, briefcases and more. Each design guarantees a touch of sophistication, and style. Items come in many different colors and sizes. There is another branch of this fine boutique at the Galerías Pacífico mall.
A popular chain of cafes, Bonafide is a good choice if you're looking for a nice cup of coffee and a pastry. With a nice selection of pastries, confectionery and beverages, you can relax over a coffee while enjoying a sweet treat. With WiFi available, it's convenient to settle in with your laptop to catch up on some work. With freshly roasted coffee beans, their coffee has a lovely depth of flavor, and you can even pick up some for use later. For details, visit the website.
Vea is a supermarket in Almagro, part of the popular supermarket chain of the same name. It is known for selling reasonably-priced goods. Stroll through their neatly arranged sections of vegetable, fruit, grocery, fresh products and more. You will find that the items displayed are of good quality and won't dent your pockets.
Boulevard Córdoba is located on Avenida Córdoba, in Almagro district of Buenos Aires. The charming bakery is quite the local hit when it comes to traditional pastries and a wealth of delicious baked stuff. On offer here is a plethora of traditional Argentinian pastries, sweets and savories that have been baked fresh, using fresh, local ingredients. They have a large menu features a variety of pies, tarts, cakes, croissants and other pastries, along with a good selection of sandwiches. They even come up with a delightful selection during festivals such as Halloween and Christmas. Boulevard Córdoba takes up does made-to-order cakes which look as lovely as they taste. If you're a crusader of the baked stuff, Boulevard Córdoba warrants a visit.
A local chain of bookstores, Yenny's is a nice place to spend a couple of hours whether you're browsing or looking for something in particular. The store stocks a varied collection from books to music and movies. You can pick up anything from travel guides to your favorite manga in-store. Sections are according to genre, and the pleasant sales people can help you look if you're hunting for something in particular.The collection is largely in Spanish. For details and other locations, visit their website.
Set in an expansive, colorful space, Tio Mario Jugueterias is a great spot for those who are in the mood to pamper their children. Stocking up on a range of toys for children of all ages, from teething toys for toddlers to educational toys for the adolescents, you can be rest assured that you’ll find something to suit your tastes and preferences. Board games, electronic toys and action figures are also stacked on the shelves. To add to the great range of goodies, Tio Mario Jugueterias also offers great customer service. If you are wondering where to take your kids on a shopping spree, Tio Mario Jugueterias can be a good idea.
Shop for custom made shoes at Neo Tango and get ready to receive compliments every time you wear them. Run by Irma & Rodolfo, Neo Tango specialized in neo-tango and dance shoes for both men and women. Whether you are just beginning to learn to tango or have been dancing all your life, you can be rest assured you’ll be delighted with the selection at Neo Tango. Shoes are available in a variety of styles, sizes and colors to suit every kind of taste and preference. If you are still unsure about trying out this store, you can always browse their collection online before making a visit.