Luis Angel Arango Library, Bogota

4.7
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One of Columbia's major cultural institutions, Luis Angel Arango Library displays an attractive range of architectural styles. Founded in 1923, the library boasts a collection of over a million books and contains state-of-the-art study areas, audio-visual resources, and plenty of exhibits to introduce visitors to the city and its history. The entrance features an impressive statue of the goddess Athena, which helps establish the atmosphere of exploration and learning that permeates the building. If you don't feel like reading, watch the locals go about their business from the comfort of the onsite cafeteria. Plan your visit to Luis Angel Arango Library and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Bogota online trip itinerary builder.
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  • It's huge and it's close to the museums and everything you want to see. The building itself is beautiful architecturally and inside there are specialty exhibits. The one we saw had a superb...  more »
  • Named after a bank director with an interest in culture, this is a modern library located in Bogota's historic center. Colombian architect Germán Samper Gnecco and others were responsible for the...  more »
  • a fantastic place to visit, or spend an afternoon. Don't miss the Observatory deck on the sixth floor. If you can find the video room, they have a horde of old documentaries that you never can find...  more »
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  • Comfortable. A good place for research, spend some time and relax while reading a good book or checking some new art exposition.
  • This public library is a first-rate experience. Inside are unique works of art, a bookstore with fascinating books, a balcony that overlooks NE towards the city, and of course millions of books for your viewing pleasure. It's also an academic library for those doing research. Competency in Spanish would certainly be helpful.
  • Greatest public library. It has a high research possibilities and cultural activities. Art workshops, conferences and expositions are very common. Historical place with a beautiful concert hall. Highly recommended.
  • Good public library, has an assorted variety of books, movies and newspapers, among others. The member fees are reasonable.
  • I really love this place is so quiet. So cool so organized everyone here is so helpful. And also it's one of the biggest libraries in Bogota

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