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You won't believe this 100-year-old massive theater is now a popular bookstore

Whether you are fond of books or not you need to see this amazing building!


Grand Splendid Theater was built almost 100 years ago, back in 1919. It was founded in honor of the end of the First World War. Later the theater was turned into a cinema, and in 2000 - was converted into a unique bookstore called El Ateneo Grand Splendid.



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40 Comments
Greg Hirst
If only Cape Town would follow that example!
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Jul 31, 2022 2:16AM
L Lh Adams
So many beautiful buildings are being torn down to build "modern" monstrosities. It's nice to see someone preserve one for mankind.
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Mar 8, 2022 4:49PM
Bernard Andrzejewski
There's nothing like the warmth the surrounds you when enter buildings that were built in those early years and that were properly maintained. Maybe because I'm almost as old as that building that I have that fondness
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Aug 16, 2020 7:24PM
Colin Thomas Davis
My wife wouldn't let me near it, she would never get me out again
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Jul 20, 2020 6:48AM
Cheryl McMeekin
Such a beautiful place, would be a great place to go and visit.
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Sep 18, 2019 9:13PM
Raymond Wake
Looks like a wonderful world of knowledge.
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Aug 19, 2019 6:55PM
Lynne Cage
An amazing place!
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Jun 11, 2019 6:05AM
hector tubens
Beautiful place
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Apr 23, 2019 3:57PM
Joan Miller
Amazing ..too bad they don't still have performances..there as well😊
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Jun 9, 2018 10:12PM
Kathi Taylor
Is the entire building a bookstore? Or are the upper floors apartments ??
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Jun 2, 2018 5:12PM
ninakamwene
Beautiful! I love books and if I ever visit the city I go there. Thank you Quiz folks.
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May 17, 2018 4:51PM
john duckett
Fantastic building and wonderful place for books. Long may both the building and books last.
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Apr 25, 2018 2:46AM
John Puza
I love to learn!!!
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Apr 15, 2018 7:04AM
Jill Kearns
Really Amazing, you could spend days there. Jill Kearns
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Apr 7, 2018 2:52PM
Edith Rookes
Ohhh! Just the place for me. Hope they serve hot tea. It is breath-taking. My tree is the willow. I chose it for its artistic appearance.
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Mar 6, 2018 7:31PM

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