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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  • I was visiting from the US. I work in a public library, so I always love to see libraries wherever I travel. This was a beautiful building inside, and the staff was so welcoming. I speak little Spanis...  more »
  • This is a National Library, but not the kind you are used to in the northern hemisphere. A very fine building, holding an entire collection, quite outdated. Besides that, you can enter and have a look...  more »
  • This was particularly important, as my son was seeking access to some archival information. The staff were very friendly, and helped us find what we were looking for. I was impressed with the order of...  more »
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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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  • Very good and full of important unrecoverable things for our country. Must-see!
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  • A great and belllo building that contains hundreds of thousands of titles of the most various subjects. Recommended.
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