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Library of Catalonia

El Raval
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Address: Carrer del Hospital, 56, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 34 93 270 23 00
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The National Library of Catalonia preserves and disseminates the...
The National Library of Catalonia preserves and disseminates the bibliographic heritage of over 3 million documents.MissionThe mission of the Library of Catalonia (BC) is to collect, preserve and disseminate bibliographic production, including digital-Catalan and Catalan language area related.
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Nice library for studying in the centrum of Barcelona

The library of Catalonia is mainly meant for researchers, however, access was granted to us with the qualification that we should give room for those who need the materials of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The library of Catalonia is mainly meant for researchers, however, access was granted to us with the qualification that we should give room for those who need the materials of the library. You need to provide an ID and fill in a form to register to the library and to receive the access card to get in. There are quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The building is in a traditional style with a courtyard in the middle. There's two large size chess where people crowded watching the game.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Just off the Rambla is this medieval library that is free and an oasis of calm amid the bustle of the Rambla. The arched entrance saved me and a bunch of others during a sudden thunderstorm with no umbrella. There is also an art space right next door called La Capella that is part of the library and hospital complex... More 

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El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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