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Luis Angel Arango Library

Address: Calle 11 No. 4-14, Bogota, Colombia
Phone Number: (571) 343 12 24
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Ranked #8 of 103 Attractions in Bogota
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources

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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Prague, Czech Republic
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126 reviews 126 reviews
50 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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Sao Paulo, SP
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
35 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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Bogota, Colombia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

If you like chamber music, come here. The hall's acoustics are the best in the city and the seats are like sitting in First Class. The library also hosts many fine exhibits in addition to having the largest book collection in the country. Great views of the city on the top level.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This a huge library. Most tourists are not likely to be in Bogota to sit in a library to read but a visit here can be informative. There is an interesting exhibit about the economic ups and downs of Colombia. There are also temporary exhibits. In December of 2013 there was one about the history of the Swiss in Colombia.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

With over 1 million books, this is probably the largest museum in Central America. But it is not just about books. It's a lively center of culture and the arts for the community, with a gorgeous concert hall, music rehearsal rooms, a games room, open computers, and many places to meet, read, talk, or just reflect. If you want to... More 

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