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Biblioteca Vasconcelos

Buenavista Eje 1 Norte | Buenavista, Metro Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico
01 915 72800
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Wow! One of a kind!

This is the most unusual library I have seen in Mexico. It is very unusual by design and so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RishaLinda
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Boynton Beach, Florida
This is the Tesseract from Interstellar!

Not literally, but kind of. This place is amazing! One of the most interesting architectures we've... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Simona B
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London, United Kingdom
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Buenavista Eje 1 Norte | Buenavista, Metro Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico
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01 915 72800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most unusual library I have seen in Mexico. It is very unusual by design and so spacious you feel like you are overwhelmed with area. The giant whale skeleton hanging in the central hall is amazing and very beautiful to see. I...More

Thank RishaLinda
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Not literally, but kind of. This place is amazing! One of the most interesting architectures we've seen! It was the highlight of our day.

Thank Simona B
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Looking like a set from a dystopian science fiction movie, Biblioteca Vasconcelos definitely won't be everyone's cup of tea. If you LOVE brutalist architecture then you'll probably want to see this fine example up close. If you're not a big fan of brutalism then you...More

Thank dgladman888
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This is one of my favorite places in all of Mexico City—and probably my favorite library in the world. The design is grand and calming. Spend a few hours here browsing the books and watching the light change. A must-see for fans of modern architecture...More

1  Thank ReadyForThisJelly
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is a national library and it shows. The place is named after Jose Vascoconcelos, an important Mexican intellectual, philosopher and writer who served as the president of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and also as Secretary of Education. He helped modernize the...More

2  Thank perezjale
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This library has some amazing architecture and atmosphere, and the best of all, it is actually widely used as a study place by Mexican students! A must see if you are in the are. Make sure to visit the top floors - watch out if...More

Thank RasmusOne
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This library is a must see! The whole library looks as it is floating. It was so much different than what I was used to back home. Would recommend a visit here just so you can go show your local librarian the photos.

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Must visit for all! Do note that it's slightly North on the metro line and taking the metro costs 50 pesos for me. Would have been a wiser decision to uber (100 peso)

Thank Ding H
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I've never seen such a thing in my life. Amazing for architecture lovers this place has also beautiful gardens around and free wifi.

1  Thank Paula S
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The architecture of the library is impressive... even if you are not going there to find a book, just to go and see the library's interiors is enough. The parking lot is very accesible and there is a children's area where the kids can get...More

Thank Fiorelina
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enlit
2 July 2017|
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Response from RasmusOne | Reviewed this property |
Not really. There is a metro and metrobus stop right outside. Other options are the ubiqitous, dirt-cheap Mexico City taxis or just grab a Uber. It is not super close to Condesa but should not take too long.
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AAppa
31 August 2016|
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Response from Arturo Q | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Actually the library does not have many books in english. They have some novels and kind of fairy tales, and several resources in digital media on the computers. You would need to check the electronic inventory... More
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gnefkow
4 August 2015|
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Response from Arturo Q | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have an open wifi Regards
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