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Calling all bookworms! Don't miss this tour of Buenos Aires. We'll visit the most beautiful bookshops in the Argentine capital, including El Ateneo Grand Splendid, El Túnel, among many other local staples.

Calling all bookworms! Don't miss this tour of Buenos Aires. We'll visit the most beautiful bookshops in the Argentine capital, including El Ateneo Grand Splendid, El Túnel, among many other local staples.

Buenos Aires Bookstores Tour

Jorge Luis Borges once said: "I always imagined that paradise would be some kind of library." And the same could be said for bookstores. With 370 shops, Buenos Aires has the highest number of bookstores per capita in the world. To find out which ones are the most beautiful, we'll meet at 10 am next to the famous pyramid of Plaza de Mayo.

We'll begin our literary tour of the Argentine capital by visiting La Librería de Ávila. Located on Calle Adolfo Alsina in the heart of Monserrat, this iconic store is the oldest bookshop in Buenos Aires. Its origins date back to the late 18th century, and since then it has continued to attract avid readers. Many of them also visit the literary café located in the basement, which still preserves its traditional style.

Next, we'll head to Avenida de Mayo to visit the El Túnel bookstore. This famous establishment, located very close to the historic Café Tortoni, is on the first floor of Palacio Vera: a beautiful building decorated in the Jugendstil style, one of the Austrian variants of modernism.

The next shop will be on Avenida Corrientes. We'll stop in front of Edipo Libros, an emblematic store that endured the literary prohibitions during the cultural genocide carried out between 1976 and 1983 by the Civil-Military Dictatorship of Argentina.

At noon, we'll conclude the tour at El Ateneo Grand Splendid, dubbed one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world by The Guardian. The shelves of this store occupy much of the boxes, bleachers and stalls of an old cinema-theater of the early 20th century. Undoubtedly, it is a true temple of knowledge for book lovers all across the world!

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Price

Adults Children under 3 years old
Tour in English
US$ 29.80
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 29.80
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, Spanish and Italian.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, Spanish and Italian.

Included

English speaking guide

When to book?

You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 29.80

Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

Pyramid in Plaza de Mayo

El Ateneo Grand Splendid Bookshop

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Where does the activity end?

El Ateneo Grand Splendid Bookshop