Biblioteca Nacional, Buenos Aires

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Stop by and admire Biblioteca Nacional, a landmark of Buenos Aires' Recoleta neighborhood. Occupying the site of the former residence of Juan and Evita Peron, the building--designed by architect Clorindo Testa--boasts a rugged Brutalist design, noted for its use of raw concrete. Browse the library's staggering book collection, roam the thirteen maze-like floors, or rest on a bench in the garden and enjoy the sounds of the fountain. Plan my Buenos Aires trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • The biggest and best library of Argentina, located in Recoleta, there is an obligatory stop in Buenos Aires. Opened in 1962, is a very beautiful and peaceful place, filled with classics of world literature and Buenos Aires.
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  • The best library in the country. It is a pride that follow on foot. The architecture and vastness is to spend the day. Do not underestimate the works, are tools that any other side will get.
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  • Beautiful impressive building where you in may but first you should identify. After that you get a pass and you may use the 1st and 5th floor. To 1600 hours there are guided tours.
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  • Apparently not for tourists to Buenos Aires. We loved the Clorinda Tester building from the outside but weren't allowed to enter without our PASSPORTS??!!! I for one never wander a city carrying my passport in case of robbery, doubly frustrating as it was raining AND there are zero public bathrooms available in the city. Seems not only the last library directors were blind...
  • Bizarre architecture and really cool place. Nice spaces for reading and studying. Used to go here a lot when I was in grad school.
  • I liked the temporary exhibition in Shakespeare and Cervantes. A little bit more maintenance to the building would do good...
  • Its a nice and huge library, it will be little difficult for those who know very little spanish, there are lot of english books available too. You get to read book with a great view over looking most of the important places on BA. Its a really peaceful place to work as well.
  • This place is fantastic to go and work with your laptop in the 6th floor, the wifi is not the best but is free all the place and obviously quite.
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