Biblioteca Nacional de Uruguay, Montevideo

4.2
Latin history and literature buffs will love Biblioteca Nacional de Uruguay, the nation's oldest and largest public library. Built in a neoclassical style by architect Luis Crespi and opened in 1965, the library covers a huge area of 4,000 sq m (4,783 sq yd). With an overarching aim of preserving the national heritage of the country's deep literary past, the institution boasts an impressive breadth of material. Exceptionally knowledgeable librarians can lead you to the sections and specific works you may be after. Add Biblioteca Nacional de Uruguay and other attractions to your Montevideo trip itinerary using our Montevideo road trip app .
Create an itinerary including Biblioteca Nacional de Uruguay
map
Biblioteca Nacional de Uruguay Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
97 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • The first library was founded in the year 1816 on the initiative of Artigas. The current library was entrusted to the architect Luis Crespo and began to build in 1938 although newly opened in the year 1964. It is part of the colorful buildings of the main avenue.
    View original
  • In Avenida 18 de Julio, you find the majestic and sober building with its columns at the entrance. Is received by Cervantes on one side and Socrates on the other. Like any self-respecting library, silence is always welcome with us, after all the people are there to read/study. Despite being very large building did not, at that time, no display/show that could be visited, only your site there in "baja plant" were accessible. You can view the room where are catalogued the chips of all books, a wide and cozy reading room and another room where the books are requests and we can see the other floors of shelves and the elevator that carries the entire load of know the ups and downs of the request s is for free and can be done quickly. Good for a break on the road by the 18 de Julio toward Ciudad Vieja.
    View original
  • One block from the University it is a complete library of very elegant, although in certain parts you can see the deterioration of the weather
    View original
Google
  • A beautiful building both inside and out. Lots of beautiful wood inside. I found the staff very professional and helpful for the research I was conducting there. Thank you!
  • This library is beautiful and it is a wonderful place for citizens to study.
  • loom
  • Uruguay, a remarkable building historic heritage and that despite the years continues to operate as a library open to the public
    View original
  • Very good and full of important unrecoverable things for our country. Must-see!
    View original

Plan your trip to Montevideo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Montevideo

Montevideo's central neighborhoods offer plenty of hostels for budget-minded travelers, as well as a good selection of mid-range hotels for visitors looking for a bit more space and privacy. Luxury rooms are harder to come by, especially if you arrive without a reservation. If you want to indulge your every desire, your best bet is the waterfront area, where you can find four- and five-star hotels offering all the modern amenities you need, including complimentary bicycles and car rental services.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Montevideo by other users

60 days in South America BY A USER FROM IRAN January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Uruguay BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Argentina & Montevideo BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Montevideo BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Uruguay BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Montevideo BY A USER FROM CHILE December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Montevideo BY A USER FROM URUGUAY February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Uruguay BY A USER FROM URUGUAY February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Montevideo BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA January, culture, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Uruguay BY A USER FROM RUSSIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Uruguay BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Uruguay BY A USER FROM URUGUAY December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans