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Biblioteca Palafoxiana, Puebla

Categories: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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4.6/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
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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  • It is a very important place in the history of Puebla, kept an impressive collection of books, mainly from the colonial era, the place is old and is very well preserved. It runs in a short time. Are you could get more out of your visit your had to someone who will guide tourists and explain the history of the site.
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  • One of the most beautiful libraries I have ever visited. $25 entry but worth every peso. The decor is divine 
  • Incredible place. much culture gathered there. It is a great choice to visit with the family, it is shocking.
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  • Beautiful and interesting place!
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  • 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.
  • It was the first public library in America. Donated by Bishop Palafox. Superb collection of books on shelves of very elaborate wood. A Mexican jewel
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