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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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  • First that anything I give them the location of the Palafox library, is located inside the House of culture of Puebla on the second floor, there is no lost one enters the building and go up the stairs, then then looks huge door of the library and to the left there is the box office to enter. It is a place great with very old copies of books and with an incredible smell. Really worth see the Bookshelf, learn the history of the building that houses it and above all to see both together book! Do not take more than one hour know it!
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  • It was nominated to be one of the wonders of the 2007, when you enter, you get shocked to see the amount of books and manuscripts that are there.
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  • First public library in Latin America, donated by Juan Palafox y Mendoza... to today's books amounted to 43,000 volumes.
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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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