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Biblioteca Nacional, Bogota

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Government Building
Visit one of the oldest libraries in the Americas at Biblioteca Nacional, which contains the bibliographic heritage of Colombia. Founded in 1777, the national library houses over two million items, including manuscripts, newspapers and magazines, modern books, audio-visual collections, and photographs. Explore the library's four floors: on the first, find the general reading rooms, files, exhibits, and music; the second floor houses newspapers, magazines, and research papers; on third and fourth floors are the stacks and administrative offices. By using our Bogota trip itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Biblioteca Nacional and other attractions in Bogota.
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  • One of the sites more represantativos of the history of the city, with interesting collections, important guests, half-day visit, it's funnier.
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  • I loved the travel, site is completely historical, the building is architecturally beautiful, contains the history of our television, since beyond began and they were our first studies, also hosted Inravision (today Colombia signal). The exhibits that were very nice, interesting, with lots of history where you look at it, even in a room located seals gravure of many books produced for literacy and disclosure of our library. It would be interesting to retain a study of the era that began our television, teams likely to have out there, photographs and videos are also available, but it is essential that remains that so beautiful story for Colombians and that insurance it will be for foreign visitors.
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  • Must-see for those who know Bogotá, not only by the documentary heritage which houses, in addition for its architecture and murals. There are often activities so visit can be extended to more that salas them :)
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  • Really lovely library, and very interesting. There is the first translation to Spanish, made by Antonio Nariño of the Declaration of the rights of man and of the citizen, and many other important documents of Colombia. I loved that library.
  • Has afacilities open to everyone. For free you xan make a members card, and get free access to the books, internet and use computer.
  • It's building is a classic one. It's beautiful and has a collection of written art works. A must visit.
  • Used to have a professionally designed music listening room.
  • It is a magical place, in which the historical memory of Colombia can be found in its literature. Super recommended place for all those who visit the nation's capital and the center of the city.
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