Biblioteca Nacional, Buenos Aires
(3.9/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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. Before you head to Buenos Aires, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Buenos Aires holiday planner, to make sure you see all that Buenos Aires has to offer, including Biblioteca Nacional.
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  • On the website of the Museum the day and time of the tour, but came at a time when there was no, because actually bumped into the library and I was surprised with the grandeur of the building. There is a cafe on the ground of the building from where you can see a lot of young people up and down the stairs for access to the main hall. The Argentines, in fact, enhance the reading from an early age, which is commendable. Yes! Have visitors on Saturdays, at 4:00 pm, right on time.
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  • I was very well attended since the accreditation at the reception to the appointment in the newspaper. Clean and welcoming environments for research.
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  • Tall and imposing building which houses the public library is located in the Recoleta district near the Plaza Mitre. Worth a stroll through the region full of green and historical buildings. The closest subway station is the Las Heras.
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  • a great place to see good architecture in buenos aires. this 6 story building was designed by a famed argentine brutalist architect and inaugurated in 1992. the building is not in the best condition but the attention to detail in the design is amazing. unusual views of the city from the 5th floor. if you are into photography, you can spend days here. there are free tours on saturday and sundays at 4pm.
  • 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.
  • Its quiet. The atmosphere is as great as the view. It looks down to Puerto Madero and the Rio de la Plata river
  • 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.
  • I liked the temporary exhibition in Shakespeare and Cervantes. A little bit more maintenance to the building would do good...