Biblioteca Nacional
Biblioteca Nacional
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9:00 AM - 9:00 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
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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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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Neighbourhood: Recoleta
Characterised by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighbourhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centred on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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David P
Kyiv, Ukraine3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
I recommend do not enter, the personnel is just rude and there aren’t books. It’s a sad reflex of how the public sector is just a mess.

I took some pictures from OUTSIDE and the security came to stop me. Damn is a library not an police station or something.
Written 26 January 2023
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averastravels
New York City, NY83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We had an opportunity to visit the exhibit on the 40th anniversary of the The Falkland Islands (Las Islas Malvinas) war, as well as an exhibit on Gauchos' everyday life! Quite a learning experience for a young history teacher traveling with us.
Written 13 July 2022
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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK599 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
The National library of Argentina is absolutely huge. It is not my favourite library in the city due to the fact that it isn't very aesthetic from the outside and it looks old and worn. Despite this, the interior is quite the opposite and there are some very modern aspects to the place. The most notable mention however, is found on the top floor which is a communal study space and offers stunning views of the city.
Written 15 December 2019
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Julie L
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
We were told we just needed "documentos" but after waiting in a long line to get in, we were told that our US Drivers license wasn't good enough, nor was a picture of our passports. We always leave our passports in our hotel when traveling, and other places accept a picture of the passport. The entrance staff was very rude to us, even though my friend is fluent in Spanish (being from Spain). Plus the building is just ugly, like our city hall in Boston which is in the same "Brutalist" style. Don't bother.
Written 29 June 2019
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Dereck Iplan
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
It is a place that is not essential to go if you are going to be a few days in Buenos Aires.
They must do a lot of silence that many people spend concentrating for their exams. :)
Written 2 May 2019
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Adriana P
Pembroke Pines, FL882 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
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 and didn't like that I was taking so many pictures.
I noticed the building maintenance is a bit poor as many of the walls were dirty and could be cleaned better considering Clorindo Testa (the architect who designed the building) is one of the most famous and important architects in Argentina. I felt his memory could be better honored if the building were kept clean and better maintained.
Written 19 August 2018
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SEs
London, UK25,917 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
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.
Written 24 May 2018
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Peter
Antwerp, Belgium8,185 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
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.
Written 22 March 2018
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dfgasser
San Juan, Puerto Rico18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 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 first chapter of the book. You can see his Nobel prize, awarded in 1982. You can even see his typewriter. There are reproductions of the covers of the book in translation from many corners of the world.
The building itself is monolithic, stark and very interesting. It was designed by Clorindo Testa, Francisco Bullrich and Alicia Cazzaniga. Construction began in 1971 but the building was finished and inaugurated in 1992. It occupies the piece of land that was formerly the presidential residence, destroyed in 1955. Evita died here and there are comparative plaques in the entrance of the building.
There are other exposition areas in the entry foyer.
Written 15 August 2017
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Jess L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
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 and learn so much more. I took hundreds of tours in my life, but this one I'm sure i won't forget.
Written 30 June 2016
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