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Address: 3 Sur 701. Centro, Puebla, Mexico
Phone Number: 222 2 46 91 01
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Description: Non-profit Profetica is an atipical private cultural center, with a public...
Non-profit Profetica is an atipical private cultural center, with a public library, a bookstore and a cafe/bar you will love. In a 16th century house completely refurbished with taste and style, Profetica is a must see while in Puebla.If you are curious about the city and want to find out more about its history, get into the bookstore where you will find a good selection on Puebla´s food, history, politics, economy and culture.Try our breakfasts, starting 8.0 am every day.
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What a library should be

This library is exactly what a library should be like. The ambiance is perfect, allowing you to sit and relax and read a book with confortable couches placed at various points... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2014
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Germany
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This library is exactly what a library should be like. The ambiance is perfect, allowing you to sit and relax and read a book with confortable couches placed at various points inside the building which is adapted from an old colonial style house in downtown Puebla. They also have a coffee shop that offers meals and alcoholic beverages at a... More 

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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If you want to buy a great book and find a place to read it... you will enjoy this place. It is a book store in an older building that has been remodeled to a great place.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is clearly Puebla's most distinguished bookstore and cultural center. It's nice just to go have coffee within the gorgeous "ginger-bread" building but if you're looking for reading material (in Spanish) it's the place to go.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Come for the books and stay for the cafe or vice versa. Great atmosphere, local, and easily the best spot to read in Puebla

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Chicago, Illinois
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88 reviews 88 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

It is a nice place to unwind in the downtown area. Coffee is just ok, service was sub-par, but the place itself is nice and in general you can´t beat a coffee shop with a bookstore.

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Washingt
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This is an excellent place: a bookstore, library, cafe, and just an all-around good place to hang out in. Even if you don't read Spanish, this is well worth the visit. Whoever designed it was able to come up with a visually appealing and completely relaxing space with it being in the least bit pretentious. I found... a great selection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This book store is for serious readers. I believe they only sell Spanish language materials. A wonderful resource.

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Healthy and delicious food, wonderful atmosphere, and great selection of books. Very relaxing place to unwind...walk in off of the bustling streets and enter a tranquil oasis where you can sit in the cafe or courtyard and enjoy a cool drink, salad, or sandwich...all excellently prepared. Extensive and eclectic selection of books to browse...most in Spanish, with a small section... More 

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Scranton
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

wonderful selection of books in Spanish. a real bookstore with staff that know what they're doing. some books in English, some stationary, calendars, agendas, children's books galore. But beware, books are not cheap in Mexico. The cafe has a light lunch menu and a bar as well. upstairs is a free public library.

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oaxaca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

This little hidden place is a real nice option to go book-shopping they have a good but not excellent range of books (yes they seem like a-lot, but once you see closer is not that breath taking) the place is lovely tho and they also have a library. The bar-café is nice and cozy perfect for a casual drink with... More 

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Address: Address: 3 Sur 701. Centro, Puebla, Mexico
Phone Number: 222 2 46 91 01
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Puebla  >  Puebla

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