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Biblioteca Palafoxiana, Puebla
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Visit colonial Mexico's first public library at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, which UNESCO added to the Memory of the World Register in 2005. The library was established in 1646, when Juan de Palafox y Mendoza, bishop of Puebla, donated 5,000 of his own books to the Colegio de San Juan, stipulating that they be accessible to everyone. The current building dates from 1773; today, it houses a collection of more than 41,000 books and manuscripts from the 15th to the 20th century. A visit to Biblioteca Palafoxiana represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Puebla travel itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • With more than 46000 books and 400 years of history in his books with an existed like in their booksellers, guides with great attitude and knowledge upon entering this recent moves in time and really quedas admired is the first library existed in Mexico
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  • The first time I visited this wonderful and well-preserved library enjoyed very much and now it was really surprising.
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  • The library is very beautiful, with very old books arranged in shelves of carved wood. Thought it was cool, but it's not a must-go.
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  • Beautiful and interesting place!
  • There are some seriously old books in there and a great amount of history. The interior is spacious, historical, interesting and contains some cool furniture. Worth a look.
  • A glimpse into the old world.
  • Of the places that most fascinated me from Puebla. It's not very big, but many of the books it contains are simply INVALUABLE. Possibly as a fan of reading I thought it was a magical place. The history of the library is very interesting, I think it is the few places that I feel that it would have been sin not to receive guided tour. Unfortunately to browse a book of these must be a researcher with Ph.d... so to read will not be but you can breathe an atmosphere of intellectual... how much history! The place is apart aesthetically beautiful. That he would be able to sit at that table of reading to the bottom! RECOMMENDED!
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