Culture and shopping in Buenos Aires
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Culture and shopping in Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires: A cultural oasis and a shopper's paradise

Buenos Aires has a wide cultural offer. Historically it has had numerous bookstores, theaters, museums and other spaces that have served as inspiration for many renowned artists.

It has been the home of important poets, writers and musicians and that shows in its streets and legacy.

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Cafe Tortoni Buenos Aires

Tortoni Coffee

Café Tortonifue founded in 1858 on Avenida de Mayo. In this café with touches of wood, marble tables and a clear Parisian inspiration, you will be transported to the Belle Époque of Buenos Aires, where artists such as Borges, Pirandello, Cortázar, García Lorca and Carlos Gardel were inspired. In addition to coffee and pastries, at the current Café Tortoni you can enjoy jazz and tango shows.

You will find the iconic Cafe Tortoni a 10 minute walk from the Hotel Bristol.

Pacific Galleries Buenos Aires

Pacific Galleries

Galerías Pacífico is always a good idea if you want to go shopping in the city of Buenos Aires. The building was built in 1899 with the intention of housing a department store, that is why its construction can be reminiscent of classics such as Harrod’s, Gath & Chaves; but the original idea was never assumed.

It spent years being the headquarters of the facilities of the National Museum of Fine Arts, the offices of the Buenos Aires al Pacífico Railroad and some abandoned, until it was recovered in the nineties to bring it to its current state.

In addition to being one of the most important shopping centers in the city, it is clear that the building alone deserves to be visited.

A 15-minute walk from the Hotel Bristol, you will find the Galerías Pacífico.

Ateneo Grand Splendid Buenos Aires Bookstore

Ateneo Grand Esplendid Bookstore

The Ateneo Grand Esplendid Library is located in the old Grand Splendid cinema theater, a building from the early twentieth century, located in the Recoleta neighborhood.

The space is perfectly preserved and in it you will be able to appreciate the frescoes on the dome, the original railings and the curtain of the old theater.

The current Ateneo bookstore has special corners such as the spacious main room, spaces for exhibitions and exhibitions, and the old boxes, which are now reading spaces. In addition, you will find a bar inside the bookstore where you can enjoy a good coffee with your favorite book.

You can reach the Ateneo Grand Esplendid Bookstore by taking a walk from the Hotel Bristol.