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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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  • books al over there, the real history of colombia and many more places you can found it there. Its Good  more »
  • if you know how was the Colombia history, take your camera and come here this place is awesome there is free entrance for all kind of public, you can feel the culture here.  more »
  • A paradise for research, conferences, etc. This is what you do in a National Library! The building that houses it is a gem of a building, Colombian Deco, if I may say this. A bit cold, the building, b...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.