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Biblioteca Nacional

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19 Aug 2018
“Such an interesting building”
23 May 2018
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
+54 11 4808-6000
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Reviewed 19 August 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 24 May 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
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Reviewed 22 March 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 15 August 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 30 June 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 12 March 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
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Reviewed 24 February 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 12 January 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
Thank IanJuan
Reviewed 5 December 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

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Kristinalp2014
Reviewed 25 May 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

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Mark P
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