Biblioteca Nacional de Uruguay, Montevideo

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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 .
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • The library is a magnificent work but current education authorities are dire. The National Library of Uruguay is the largest and oldest public library in the country. A unit of the Ministry of education and culture of Uruguay, for is preserving and disseminating bibliographic and documentary heritage of the country. It was founded on the initiative of José Gervasio Artigas under the slogan 'Be as enlightened as brave easterners'. The current building was designed by the architect Luis Crespi, a neoclassical style with an area of 4,000 m2. It was officially inaugurated in 1965, after a process of acquisition of the property started in 1926. At the behest of Dámaso Antonio Larrañaga and with the support of José Gervasio Artigas, who in 1815 claimed Council the creation of a public library, 26 May 1816 opened its doors to the public library, the first in the country. Its collection included 5,000 volumes between donations of Larrañaga, José Manuel Pérez Castellano, José Raimundo Guerra, and others from the convent of San Francisco. During the invasion of Luso (1817-1828) collection was reduced to about two thousand volumes. The site of the present building was purchased in 1926 and its foundation stone was laid on May 26, 1938. It was renamed National Library from that year, although the new headquarters is newly occupied in 1955 and was finally inaugurated in official form in 1964. They integrate their heritage first national, exemplary editions only, incunables, manuscripts, maps, photographs, scores, watercolours and engravings. Among the opening sentence of Larranaga, 1816; A collection of historical documents for these years. Montevideo, Torres printing, 1822; The Eastern Parnassus or wreath of the Uruguayan Republic. Compiled by Luciano Lira, Montevideo, Imprenta de la Caridad, 1835-37. As well as the documentary archive of José Enrique Rodó, the manuscripts of Juan Carlos Onetti and collections of Julio Herrera y Reissig, Eduardo Acevedo Díaz, Horacio Quiroga, Florencio Sánchez, Francisco Acuña de Figueroa, Javier de Viana, Delmira Agustini, John Zorrilla de San Martín, Juana de Ibarbourou, among others. The journal of the national library, first published in 1966, is the main means of dissemination of research that makes the Department of research and literary library file, as well as the history books and notebooks from Literature published periodically.
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