Centro Cultural Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Bogota

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Find a cozy spot and snuggle up with a good book at Centro Cultural Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Opened in 2008 and dedicated to Colombia's most famous literary star, Gabriel García Márquez, the expansive cultural center serves as part library, part museum, part event center. Housing more than 80,000 books in Spanish, the cultural center has become one of Colombia's leading intellectual hubs. Check out the bookstore, where you can find editions in English as well as Spanish, then grab a coffee at the onsite cafe. Take a look at our Bogota trip builder to schedule your visit to Centro Cultural Gabriel Garcia Marquez and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This modern building proves that the Mexican-Colombian friendship goes beyond the love of mariachi music. The famous Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez is considered Colombian but died in Mexic...  more »
  • This is a beautiful and vast bookstore with beatiful modern architecture where you can relax and enjoy reading and selecting the books you wish to buy.  more »
  • I went there to look for books - they have a good range of books: from art to agriculture and history. Most of them are in Spanish. Outside they had a nice photo collection.  more »
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  • The place is just beautiful. The fact that you can find so many books in such a unique environment makes the experience very enjoyable.
  • Here's a library where you can find the most rare books. An amazing architectural design to walk all over the building, as all Salmona's building.
  • That's one of the most complete libery, I shall say
  • Is really a good construction in where nowadays there are more foreigners drinking a coffee in Juan Valdez
  • This building was designed by Rogelio Salmona, one of the most influential contemporary Colombian architects. It is a must stop if you love books and cultural activities.