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Biblioteca Nacional

Aguero 2502, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4808-6000
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5 days ago
“Books”
15 Aug 2017
“Celebrating the Magic of 100 Years of Solitude”
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago 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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Reviewed December 5, 2015

An example of the Brutalist architectural style (inspired by the ideas and designs of the French architect Le Corbusier) the National Library can be explored either very quickly (if one has little time, one could explore for an hour or less for instance) or in...More

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Reviewed May 25, 2015

You cannot miss this building when strolling by. The building embodies the brutalist movement in a most overwhelming way. The grounds immediately around the library were some of the least well kept I noticed in BA and the library did not appear to be in...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2015

I saw this building and wondered why it was built, because it's simply repulsive. I feel that it should be torn down since it's a waste of very valuable land.

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