Biblioteca Nacional de España

Biblioteca Nacional de España

Biblioteca Nacional de España
4.5
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Salamanca (District)
How to get there
  • Colón • 3 min walk
  • Serrano • 5 min walk
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles519 reviews
Excellent
248
Very good
199
Average
51
Poor
12
Terrible
9

bebechgo
Chicago, IL37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Book your tour in advance. I wish I would have planned better. It's a gorgeous building. Wish I had signed up for an official tour.
Written 8 February 2024
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK6,19,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My twin brother Stephen and I were heading to Plaza De Colon and passed this landmark building, viewed it before on previous holidays to Madrid, its a building that still impresses me.
Biblioteca Nacional De Espana ( National Library Of Spain ) was established by King Philip V in 1711 ,the building looks amazing, the work of renowned architect Francisco Jareno ,its a wonderful library building to view ,its the largest library in Spain and one of the largest libraries in the world, free to enter ,its most definitely well worth checking out if you're planning a holiday to Madrid and easy to locate along Paseo De Recoletos.
Written 25 September 2023
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SPAINDOCTOR
Madrid, Spain5,588 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Solo
Many years and never went inside
It is a must
Lovely building
Inside and outside
It shares location with archeological museum
Written 27 June 2020
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sheepygold
london5,583 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We visited a couple of free exhibitions, one on civil engineering projects and another on traversing the globe. Both had interesting exhibits but it is frustrating that unlike many museums there is no English translation.
Written 31 January 2020
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CharlieinTexas
Austin, TX3,991 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Yet another beautiful building. Along a street that’s nice to walk, particularly this time of the year, as there are Christmas markets/stalls along the way.
Written 23 December 2019
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain619 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The Spanish National Library is an impressive building from the outside and contains a museum and a series of temporary exhibition spaces which are free to enter. I have to say that having seen the museum once some time ago, we now go only when there is a temporary exhibition that interests us as these are generally very good. We went to see the exhibition about Benito Perez Galdos in late 2019 and enjoyed it very much. There was a comprehensive story of the life of Galdos with exhibits including personal items signed editions of works and so on. At the end there was an exhibit of films based on works and screens where contemporary Spanish authors spoke about Galdos and his influence. We found it very enjoyable. There is a good bookstall (as you would expect from a national library!)
Written 30 November 2019
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jsf646
Paris, France861 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
What a disappointment: a beautiful and monumental facade, gigantic stairways... all this for an ordinary reading room with very few books ... and especially no historical book exposed for the public.
Written 29 October 2019
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AriHelsinki
Helsinki, Finland4,749 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Beautiful and grandiose building. It is also possible to book guided tour, but in advance. There is a small museum and exhibitions. If you would like to see the building and its halls inside, the guided tour is the only way. Available online bookings, not in July.
Written 21 July 2019
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Bruce M
Woodstock, GA911 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
It’s definitely not very popular and in a state of repair. It was interesante to see the old printing machines but it has seen better days.
Written 25 June 2019
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,919 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Located on Recoletos this library was built by King Philip V in 1712 and at the time mandated that all books printed in Spain had to send a copy to the library. Today the library has over 15 millions books and many other items. The architecture and external sculptures are impressive and worthy of a look even if you do not enter.Another impressive Madrid building.
Written 21 June 2019
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