Buenos Aires: El Anteneo Grand Splendid
Get There: 1860 Av. Santa Fe, Recoleta.
Open: 9am – 7pm Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm Sat/Sun.
Get a bit of culture into you; visit the Grand El Ateneo, a magical old theatre that was converted into a bookstore in order to save it from demolition. Not many (if any, not many, if any) English books grace the hundreds of shelves, but that shouldn’t deter you. This building is quite unsuspecting from the outside, but once you walk in, it is captivating. A worthy photo op, and a cultural-cool hang out. Don’t bother with the coffee though, McCafe will serve you better.
Hobo Tip: Before you walk all the way inside, turn right and take the stairs up to the third level. Now look.