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. 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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  • A place of buenos aires that not you can leave of side. "Wave" is not only for the academic interest, very relaxed.. .permitiendo combine history, intellect and landscape... I like to go, whenever I can I...
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  • Already from a distance, its unique architecture, compelling and futuristic is appreciated! It is not possible to visit it in its entirety. It can be only 3 floors. Incomparable view from the 6th floor!
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  • The library is closed for layoffs in the month of January all, a pity that so you can only meet its architecture
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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...