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Biblioteca Nacional: Tours & Tickets

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29 Jun 2019
“Don't bother going unless you have your passport”
2 May 2019
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This huge, modern National Library stores a massive volume of books and offers a spectacular view of Buenos Aires from its reading rooms on the top two stories.
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Aguero 2502, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Recoleta
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Reviewed June 29, 2019

We were told we just needed "documentos" but after waiting in a long line to get in, we were told that our US Drivers license wasn't good enough, nor was a picture of our passports. We always leave our passports in our hotel when traveling,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Julie L
Reviewed May 2, 2019

It is a place that is not essential to go if you are going to be a few days in Buenos Aires. They must do a lot of silence that many people spend concentrating for their exams. :)

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank derplan
Reviewed August 19, 2018

I visited this building at the request of my father, who is an avid architect and lover of all modern looking buildings. It was very interesting; such a beautiful structure with straight edges and sharp corners. I though the security guards were a bit harassing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

This is a very good place to visit if you are interested in books specially Spanish. The building is modern.You can spend about half hour here if you have time.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 7SE3
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Functional, huge concrete, steel and glass building. Only floor 1 and a part of floor 5 are open for visitors. The security guards are very rigid with an air of importance. Gabriel Garcia Marquez would have been amused.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank PeterD218
Reviewed August 15, 2017

From August to December 2017, you can visit the Biblioteca Nacional to see a free exposition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of Gabriel García Marquez's masterpiece of magical realism, 100 Years of Solitude. You can hear a recording of García Marquez reading the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank dfgasser
Reviewed June 30, 2016

I took the Thursday tour with Susan. This woman knows so many things, and she knows how to communicate her passion! I didnt expect it to be, but this tour will remain one of my favorite experience in the city. She made want to read...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Jess L
Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

You'll either love it or hate it, but you definitely can't miss it! This brutalist architectural style certainly stands out set amid Recoleta's late 19th/early 20th century European buildings. There are free tours most days. On the grounds of the library there are some pleasant...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank backpacker31
Reviewed February 24, 2016

This is a very special building. So don't miss it, if you're in the neighborhood. It's near malba and green areas

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Line L
Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

Visiting this beautiful brutalist concrete castle of books was one of the highlights of my trip to Buenos Aires. It makes a great day out excursion to if you combine the National Library of Argentina with a wander round nearby Cemetaria de Recoletas. The library...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Facu R
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Hola Facu, he visto bicicletas atadas en una de las barandas externas de acceso.
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