La Central, Madrid

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  • August 7, 2017
    It's a library that I visit whenever I go to Madrid because there are a wide variety of works, they have a pretty good section of classics and the atmosphere is super. However, I think that they could improve the service. They are slow to serve and the value for money is not all good.
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  • August 3, 2017
    The Central is a huge catalogue library and a scrupulous exposure of existing funds. It can spend hours sailing quietly between the books. The most difficult thing is to choose...
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  • June 25, 2017
    The place is a cucada, see books for all parts of good vibes and it is wide enough to not feel overwhelmed any. Now yes, experience would have been great if the waiter (one of the many there) take the trouble to serve better. Slow, pasota and a tad edge. It took a few minutes to give us site, takes additional minutes in taking care of us and made us change us table because where we had sat"tablecloths" (1630 they were and for nothing was the place full, was this necessary?) Rich Cappuccino.
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  • Love this place. They have a great selection of books in many languages, and they pick super nice editions too. The Bistro also has good food and coffee. Love the tortilla.
  • A fun and quirky bookstore with every style of writing imagined. I love going up to the small but fun selection of performing arts literature, or browse around the poetry or philosophy section. The building is really nice and the coffee shop downstairs is worth a visit for it's great coffee!
  • Love the library and the whole concept, such a a shame the lunch is closer to a scum to tourists than a menu for locals (about 12€)
  • Amazing collection of books. Great gift ideas.
  • I love this place, it's always crowded but they have so many interesting things, books, decorations, stuff for the house.

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