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 route tool .
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  • Space surrounded by gardens, next to the Parque Simon Bolivar and Bogota's high performance Centre, has free internet, organizes courses and workshops of interest to the population, and of reading and writing. Also, events or conferences such as the recent March 2018, fair of recycling in Colombia. Good cleaning bathrooms and a cafeteria with good service. A place to learn, form and enjoy reading and audiovisual media to users. Recommended visit
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  • Worthy site seen visit many times for its cultural traditions and for being one of many futuristic buildings in an environment of nature and parks for the enjoyment of visitors and tourists.
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  • A beautiful place to learn, remember and take time with reading, of course, also for some good pictures
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  • As someone who can appreciate architecture, this is a wonderful building. I can only imagine someone who works or studies in the the architectural field would appreciate the design. There seems to be more public space than books. The floors and staircases are open-air. There's also alot of public art I really enjoyed. The library is surrounded by water and a park. Tip: make your way to the top of the building, which is a public space and outdoor theater. You get a panoramic view of the city and mountains. You're not allowed to take any photos in this area. A security guard said I wasn't allowed to take photos. When I asked the front desk about this, she said I needed special permission.
  • Magnificent place. Kite season on their outside area was so much fun. Secured, clean and kind.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Great library with many fácilities and it is in A beautiful park.
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