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Public Library (Biblioteca Publica)

Avenida Insurgentes 15 | entre calle Hidalgo y Hernández Macias, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+52 415 152 0293
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Lovely courtyard for lunch

I had a very nice lunch, enchiladas with a creamy chipotle sauce, prompt service and fairly priced... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
marinhorserider
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marin
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Great little place to relax, read and get a good meal

The title of this review pretty much says everything about what you can find here. There's also a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
windfootsteps
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Ottawa, Canada
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Run by volunteers, this library is the second largest bilingual library in Mexico.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenida Insurgentes 15 | entre calle Hidalgo y Hernández Macias, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
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+52 415 152 0293
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had a very nice lunch, enchiladas with a creamy chipotle sauce, prompt service and fairly priced. There is often live music.

Thank marinhorserider
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title of this review pretty much says everything about what you can find here. There's also a community board where lots of events and activities are advertised. Good place to get to meet Miguelenses as well. There is even local musicians to add to...More

Thank windfootsteps
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not only a library, but a place where you'll find art on the walls - beautiful, colorful murals! Adults and children come to the library with tutors to learn Spanish and English languages.

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice space and how small it is (and the relative poor selection of books) really shows that SMA continues to be a remote place despite its flood with expats. The patio is lovely and worth a quick visit. Advise: do not confuse...More

Thank Bretekiel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to a lovely, intimate evening harp and guitar concert by Sergio Basurto. We even bought two of his CDs!

Thank John_and_Michele
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so glad that our tour guide Helene Khan brought us to the library and explained the art to us. Very beautiful. It is amazing how closely this library is woven into the community of San Miguel de Allende. We attend a love show...More

Thank TX4Traveling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only does it have of the largest English section of books in Latin American, there is a popular restaurant, a theater with live performances and movies, lectures and meetings, Thursday used books and clothes sales and Spanish classes. Much of the proceeds go to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour of the town with Patrick. Donation contributes to Patronato Pro Ninos, a non-profit providing medical and dental services to needy children in the community.

Thank CindiRosse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended 3 events here and each was exceptional: Sunday home visits start from here. You should arrive early to enjoy the pre-tour entertainment. The 2nd event was a lecture by a Pulitzer-prize winning political cartoonist who is moving to SMA. The 3rd event was...More

Thank Sally D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The public library offers many services. They offer a home tour which takes place on Sundays, which we took while we were there and thoroughly enjoyed. They offer historic walking tours several days throughout the week, which we also took and enjoyed. Kathleen our tour...More

Thank JacqueBos20
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Deborah P
3 May 2017|
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Response from rob77ohio | Reviewed this property |
Home tours are available as posted at the library. Hope that you can take one!
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Carol K
4 September 2016|
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Response from Patty04 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Carol, Apologies for not replying until now. I appreciate your generous offer but unfortunately I'm too late. I hope you enjoyed your time in San Miguel. Patty
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