Biblioteca Nacional de Uruguay, Montevideo

(4.2/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The National Library of Uruguay was created through a letter sent to the Governor on August 4, 1815 the wise Damaso Larrañaga proposes to delete the lack of teachers and teaching institutions with good books, explaining the need for a public library where young and interested people could enjoy. Larrañaga volunteered as Director and start initially with their own books of all genres of literature, and later with a generous collection donated in his will of an illustrious citizen and with donations from the Franciscan priests. His first space was in the Fuerte de Montevideo. The official inauguration took place on 26 May 1816, with 5000 volumes from donations. Currently has a collection grouped into special rooms, separated by their origin or subject area. It has areas of special materials where you can find maps, photographs, watercolors, rare books, historical manuscripts, engravings and old coins.
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  • Very nice building, which over the years has become more cultural meeting centre which before, when only (which was not little...) was place of documentary inquiry and bibliophile. Remarkable the Artigas room of special materials, where are kept books and historical documents of the Uruguay.
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  • A beautiful Building located at Avenida 18 de Julio. A large collection to query, reading rooms, internet access room. Who's searching for a great place.
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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!
  • A building historic guardian of the cultural wealth of the country. In their salons studied generations after generations of Uruguayan who as I were there an environment unmatched for such activity.
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  • Very good place
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  • Worth go and read quiet
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  • Very good attention. Very well around the file is nice place to remove articles. And knowledge. I went to this place. Many times.
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