Biblioteca Palafoxiana
Biblioteca Palafoxiana
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A 43,000-volume library located in the Casa de la Cultura.
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ksufan88
Wichita, KS6,280 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We were in the area of this library on a Tuesday, when it is FREE so why not visit? It is located just south of the Puebla Cathedral and is reached by walking into a courtyard and up a flight of stairs at the far end of the courtyard. Even though all the signs are in Spanish and Latin, it is fairly easy to visualize this library like it was hundreds of years ago with the ancient books on the shelves and beautifully carved woodwork.
Written 25 January 2024
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HappyMinski
73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Stunning and fascinating haven that I wish I had more time to explore. The ticket gatekeeper and staff inside gladly share with you detailed information about the library and its construction.
Written 7 November 2023
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Gustavo S
Mexico City, Mexico31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
100% worth it. It's a very quick trip and not too much to see, but it's free and if you're already in the Puebla Center, totally worth checking this out! Very beautiful and interesting history! The first public library in Latin America!
Written 17 June 2023
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TravelproA
269 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
THE OLDEST public libary in entire Amercia, north and south. not that big but every well maintained. go there Saturday or Sunday afternoon, they also have folk music performance in the courtyard
Written 15 March 2023
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Aaron G
Los Angeles, CA345 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Biblioteca Palafoxiana is a short stop, as it's really only one room in a larger complex. Basically you do a loop around it, see the old volumes, take some pictures, and you've seen it. With that said, I'm glad we stopped by.
Written 3 March 2023
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SuzieLee71
Brisbane, Australia5,914 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Unfortunately, the tables and chairs are roped off and you can't touch the books otherwise I would spend the whole day there! At best you can spend 20 minutes there!
Written 23 February 2023
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brotherjuniper13
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Guruwalks was a great “free” tour of the City Center. Cemitas in the local market we’re great, delicious, enormous and cheap. Hotel Colonial was nice with a great location. I came for the surrounding mountains which did not disappoint.
Written 2 February 2023
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kevinkR7460ES
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico6,327 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Don’t think it’s worth the 40 pesos but it was interesting and very old. Hard to find. Not well marked.
Written 19 June 2022
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BParda
San Diego, CA16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Billed as the oldest public library in the Americas (founded 1646), it houses over 45,000 books and manuscripts dating from the 15th C. It figures prominently on most Must See Puebla lists but the library is actually quite small in size. It is housed on the second floor of the Casa de la Cultura.
Written 12 June 2022
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Creeping_Death_LA
Los Angeles, CA4,386 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
If you love books and old historic interiors then this is the place for you. You are only allowed to look but can't touch anything. There are three floor levels of books completely filling the library but you can only walk on the first floor. The entrance fee is very inexpensive so it's worth a quick visit.
Written 28 May 2022
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