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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. Put Luis Ángel Arango Public Library and other Bogota attractions into our Bogota trip builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • It's a really good library full of books and interesting conferences but as a tourist I would spend much time there except for occasional conferences. It's more something for locals.  more »
  • Although I didn't have a library card (!) this is a beautiful place, and conveniently located across the street from Museo Botero. Worth a quick walk through as the art installations are fantastic. I ...  more »
  • Opposite the Botero museum this is a great library/art exhibit/cultural centre .... I've done some workshops there with some students and really enjoyed!!  more »
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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
  • not enough tables and power sockets to have this as serious place to work/ study
  • Concert hall is amazing! Great sound and a beautiful place with the best of the music!