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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  • 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 »
  • The library Virgilio arc, is a place very Casino, with a Regal, very modern architecture, surrounded by stands, trees, a beautiful mirror of water, ideal not only to go to the library enjoy, if not for a day picnic, in their very careful surroundings
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  • It is a precious Library open to the public lover of reading, which able to appreciate its marvelous architecture and who wants to have fun an a place surrounded by nature.
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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
  • Great library with many fácilities and it is in A beautiful park.
  • 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.

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