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Biblioteca Salaborsa

Piazza Nettuno 3, 40124 Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
051 2194400
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Ranked #14 of 136 Attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
Owner description: Salaborsa is the Bologna city multimedia and general information library, which every day provides users of all ages with books, newspapers,... more » Owner description: Salaborsa is the Bologna city multimedia and general information library, which every day provides users of all ages with books, newspapers, magazines, videos, cds, data banks, along with cabled and and wi-fi internet connections. Access to the library is free. To take advantage of certain services it is necessary to register and show the membership card. « less
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golan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

i was walking in Piazza Maggiore and i entered the Sala Borsa to explore and i was overwhelmed! What a beautiful building! An amazing library! To see all the people there studying or just reading magazines, see all the cute corners...i loved it! Every day i just sat there to get the atmosphere and get inspired!

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Pula, Croatia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Nice place for rest and it is free. You can sit and read books and see the exhibition downstairs. It was nice one when we was there...old kids room with old furniture, toys etc. Very interesante to see how was it once.

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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This rates up there with the Library of Congress and the reading Room at the British Museum. This was heaven to this bibliophile

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Barcelona, Spain
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90 reviews 90 reviews
33 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The building itself is amazing, but please consider the library as well: well stocked, beautiful places to sit down and silence. There are different spaces where to just read the newspaper, read a book or read a fairy-tale to your child.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is right by the main square so it is easy to stop in for a quick visit and the operative word is "quick." There is a small area of Roman ruins, but they are very difficult to see from the main floor. Although the library itself looks interesting, there is little else for a traveler to see or do.... More

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

There is not much to see in the bibliotecca other than a small area of roman ruins. The building itself is big and interesting and houses the Bologna library

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Istanbul, Turkey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

You can see the ancient history litterally below your feet. Nice biblotheca and cultural center. Its an inspiring place.

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Alphen aan den Rijn
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The three hour walk that is described on the map of Bologna that you can get for free at the tourist office at the Piazza Maggiore, takes you there. It's well worth the visit, although the glass floor is so scratched it's hard to see the remains of the old city.

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Montreal
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

A nice public library with an interesting basement. A few tiles on the ground floor are made of glass to allow one to see some archeological ruins beneath. You're better off going downstairs and pay the paltry entry fee to see the ruins up close. Overall, an ok place to visit - not a "must-see"

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Como, Italy
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Worth going down for a look, especially since the glass floor panels were so dirty u cant see thru them!

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