Biblioteca Nacional, Bogota

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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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  • Four storeys providing space to the "collective memory" of the country. Not just books, but films and drawings as well. On the first two floors some of the materials are exhibited. For instance 20th.....  more »
  • The building seems to be very strong and imposing. There are plenty of books inside if you have time to explore more.  more »
  • We wandered in after finding that Mambo was closed for the day to the public because the bankers had taken it. What luck this was as we got to see 3 incredible Guache murals instead..we didn't even...  more »
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  • Beautiful historical landmark...
  • Wonderful Library remains me searching on books to make my homework a long time ago at the same time visited the first floor where used to be the national tv.
  • It has a special meaning in our memory. Its facilities allow to visitors and researchers carry out their investigation or appreciate one of its interesting expositions. Over there you can get an important background of colombia's history and also take advantage of wide variety of materials that it offers to you, like ancient and modern books, digital and novel contents, magazines, score and stuff. I highly recommend you to go there.
  • 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.
  • It's building is a classic one. It's beautiful and has a collection of written art works. A must visit.

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