Luis Ángel Arango Public Library, Bogota

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One of Columbia's major cultural institutions, Luis Ángel Arango Public 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 Ángel Arango Public Library and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Bogota online trip itinerary builder .
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  • I go very often to work or read quiet; nobody bothers, is easy thanks to the silence, there are good spaces and they have very many books.
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  • Always with a cultural offer, although that is closed on Tuesdays you caught unprepared and it descalabra you your plans, but the offer is wide
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  • It is one of the public libraries more large Latin America, conveniently located in the 11 race, from the fifth floor has a perfect view of the buildings in the Centre of the city and the eastern hills.
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • Una hermosa ágora de conocimiento y tranquilidad
  • not enough tables and power sockets to have this as serious place to work/ study

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