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Biblioteca Angelica, Rome

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  • It came after the Church of Sant'Agostino. As the public libraries of Europe's first it seems. Both walls of the Hall historical old up near the ceiling and buried with a library, users had to study on the desk. Sounds so old when you cough. Where was toilet on the same floor as the library.
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  • One of the most beautiful libraries you'll ever see. Well worth the quick stop between the big Roman attractions! Tourists are welcome but there is a limited section to visit. Absolutely breath-taking...  more »
  • It is a working library, so I recommend that you keep your voices down. We were able to walk around and take only 1 picture. It has collections that are very old. It is a short visit but worth your wh...  more »
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  • An old Library Italians use that they will let you peep at. Interesting interior that's fun to see, like a mediocre (for Rome) Church, but happily, for a change, not a Church, and with the refreshing decoration of walls full of mysterious old tomes instead of pious Saints. Plus, what are all those people at the tables studying? At a glance this library does not carry any books published after 1850 or so. I wish my library had a bit of this. We've stopped carrying anything published before 2012. Very much not worth a trip of any kind, and yet totally worth the five minutes if you just happen to be passing by (and Caravaggio fans might as it's next to Church of St. Augustine with its Madonna of the Pilgrims).
  • As a tourist, happy we came to check it out and came early. We were only tourists there at 9am. Won't take you more than five minutes to peek in and wonder what all those super old books are about!
  • Beautiful and worth seeing. However, if you need to use internet, do not come here, there is only one computer available and the wifi, even though it says its public, you will not be given the access code to it. Also the lady who worked the closing shift was incredibly rude, unlike the man in the front desk who was helpful and always showed a great attitude.
  • Nice ancient atmosphere. 👌
  • Astonished that someone else left such a negative review for the staff's ability in foreign languages! I agree that the staff may not necessarily be the best, but the library is absolutely stunning. If I had to pinpoint a negative side, then it's the amount of noisy tourists visiting the main room who never show respect for the obvious library behaviour code.

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