It’s not every day that you see an old building turned into something new and stunning. The El Ateneo Grand Splendid is now one of the most beautiful bookstores on earth. It’s an architectural marvel.
It was designed by Peró and Torres Armengol more than 100 years ago and in the 1920s it was used as a theatre. Today, it’s a place where you can get books about architecture or theatre, thanks to the brilliant designer, Fernando Manzone.
Manzone sought to maintain the feeling of the building, leaving much of the artwork untouched during renovations. Check out this photo gallery of the building now.