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. Put Biblioteca Nacional de Uruguay at the forefront of your travel plans using our Montevideo vacation builder.
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  • A fine historical building. Great and cool. Worth the visit and the opportunity to take some good pictures.
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  • One of the best public places I already visited. For reasons of research in the library and I was admired by the infrastructure and customer service in the Referida National Library of Uruguay. I recommend to use its facilities in which mingle the traditional modern antique and modern!
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  • Building huge with two patrons of the literature on the side but very bad care and heavily soiled at the entrance.
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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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  • Uruguay, a remarkable building historic heritage and that despite the years continues to operate as a library open to the public
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  • Very good and full of important unrecoverable things for our country. Must-see!
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