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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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Great Public Library

This is the largest Spanish/English library in Mexico and it's always a bustle of activity. Tutors... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chelsea42
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Northern California
A library that truly serves the community

We first discovered the Biblioteca Publica when we were instructed to meet there for a day tour... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lorraine L
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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 2 days ago

This is the largest Spanish/English library in Mexico and it's always a bustle of activity. Tutors give lessons in the courtyard, the book collection is extensive, there's a theatre where movies are shown several times a week in addition to live performances, a nice cafe,...More

Thank Chelsea42
Reviewed 4 days ago

We first discovered the Biblioteca Publica when we were instructed to meet there for a day tour. What we found was a warm, welcoming facility in the heart of town that serves not only as a library but also as a major meeting place for...More

Thank Lorraine L
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a wonderful place! Combining art, books, community, this place also has a lovely cafe, and an attached theatre. It is open later than you might expect. If you're staying a few weeks, get yourself a library card; you won't regret it.

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the Sunday Home tour. Music prior to the tour was excellent. The tour itself is always fun. Prior trips we went to three homes but this year it was limited to two homes. Always interesting mix of modern with old and lots of art.

Thank cynconno
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A valuable addition to San Miguel. Excellent kids' section, I believe the 2nd largest in Mexico (for English books).

Thank Nat S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mexico doesn't have a lot of great libraries but this one stands out, and it is worth a visit, and also has a lot of great cultural events.

Thank VagabundoDeCorazon
Reviewed 15 April 2017

It was a slow day in SMA so we decided to take the trek to the library. Once again, it was not what I expected. The building and murals are fascinating; but I thought we landed in an American coffee shop, Starbucks? The seating was...More

Thank Donna V
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I loved this place is very cultural and It has a café inside. Children, have time to show their draws and take english lessons.

Thank Jesadi
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

So many great events going on in San Miguel de Allende come through the Biblioteca. During our two-week stay, I attended an outstanding lecture sponsored by the Center for Global Justice, saw a thought-provoking film, and was tempted by opera, a film on Frida Kahlo,...More

Thank jandago
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great place read sit meet friends to talk. Great selection of books in Spanish and English. Cafe in same building has great coffee, food and snacks. Staff at liberty and cafe helpful and friendly. One of the first places I visited in SMA years ago.

Thank Tatetate46
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Deborah P
Do you still have home tours on Sundays Thank you,Deborah
4 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
Good Morning.... I am coming to San Miguel for a visit in about a week. Do you have need for some used contemporary hard or paper back books in English? I can bring some down when I come if you can use them.
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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magickayak
Please delete my listing of Biblioteca Publica. I mistook it for the Biblioteca on Insurgentes Street which I later wrote a review, sorry
24 June 2015|
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