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Luis Angel Arango Library

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Address: Calle 11 No. 4-14, Bogota, Colombia
Phone Number: (571) 343 12 24
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Love it! Perfect for a peaceful time.

I have always loved the LA library, and visited again during my last visit to Bogota. It was great to re-discover it, and enjoyed the photo exhibitions. Perfect for a quite time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have always loved the LA library, and visited again during my last visit to Bogota. It was great to re-discover it, and enjoyed the photo exhibitions. Perfect for a quite time while in la Candelaria. Highly recommend the view of the city from the 5th floor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

It has a fantastic collection of all types of books, it offers isolated cabins if you don't want any noise, it has different rooms for your different needs and it is a place with facilities for disabled people. PS: It has art exhibits as well

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Valencia, Venezuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Go to the fifth floor to enjoy the view! We took the stairs and got a bit winded due to the altitude, but once I got to the top I noticed an elevator.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I was very impressed by the Foto Sady exhibit. You'll see signs leading to it after you get through the entrance. It's a great way to learn about the Bogotazo, an important part of Colombian history.

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New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A large complex filled with beautiful books, and art exhibitions. We were fortunate enough to see a photography exhibition by Sady Gonzalez, a photo journalist who's images of the 1948 revolution was joined by some of his photos of Bogata's elite. It was a sensational exhibition, and I've been googling his images ever since my visit. The place is a... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

is a good place to find any book has a rather large collection, is a spacious and quiet place; the attention of the staff is not the best but after having the book in hands everything else does not matter.

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Take advantage of this library in the heart of historic Bogotá. Close to Plaza Bolivar, the Botero museum, and other wonderful places to check out. The library has an exhibit of black and white photos of Bogotá in the 1930s, 40s and 50s by Foto Sady, a famous photographer from Bogotá. He was the last photographer to photograph Gaitan before... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

The library complex is enormous, full of intellectual entertainment. There is also a nice cafe Diletto (espresso for 1900). There are computers with (slow) internet and book stalls with special discount prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

If you think this is only a library, forget about it. You will enter a beautiful gallery with a lot of work of art and big and luminous spaces.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

There was an exhibition here by a local photojournalist with historical pictures of Bogota. We really enjoyed this exhibition as well as made use of the free internet.

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