Biblioteca Virgilio, Bogota

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Part of a large urban park, Biblioteca Virgilio serves as one of the city's major cultural institutions. Surrounded by attractive canals and cycling paths, the library is a popular meeting place for locals and tourists alike. Various neatly designed reading rooms can be found inside, dotted around the main collection rooms that house around 150,000 books and audio-visual resources. Make Biblioteca Virgilio a part of your Bogota vacation plans using our Bogota trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 12, 2017
    The Virgilio Barco library has become partly celebrated weekend rides with my family. In addition to the wide variety of books and audiovisual material that you can provide, also find cultural activities such as festivals of magic or plays. The Saturday afternoon always offer reading iteractiva in the children's library and the playroom is a must for children under 5 years. Visually, the library is very nice and has large gardens and very relaxing water bodies. It is ideal for a picnic, fly kites or enjoy an ice cream with or a wafer.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Modern library architecture, with large gardens and green areas. Excellent material to see, read and hear. It is a pleasure to visit it.
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  • August 9, 2017
    No doubt their spaces are large and open. Of the most beautiful libraries that Colombia may have.
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  • March 4, 2017
    Really beautiful structure with great views. Too bad the guards say photography is not permitted. The Policía Nacional lets me take photos of the president's residence but I can't take pictures of the library? Give me a break.
  • February 22, 2017
    A Great library, lovely children space to read and play, very good opportunities to share in family! And also have a simple but good enough restaurant Nd coffee in case you wanted
  • July 22, 2017
    Excellent place to hang out with your friends and family
  • January 2, 2017
    The best architecture in this side of the city. This library has been part of the huge group of public libraries.
  • June 24, 2017
    Larger than I expected, fun and relaxing as well

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