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Luis Angel Arango Library

Calle 11 No. 4-14, Bogota, Colombia
(571) 343 12 24
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Ranked #8 of 128 Attractions in Bogota
Type: Libraries
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Prague, Czech Republic
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124 reviews 124 reviews
50 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Toronto
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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davidjoho
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Barichara, Colombia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
38 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

what i like the most about this library is definitely the concerts that it offers all year around - the best groups from all over the world play in this beautifully designed hall. If you are in Bogota, check their program and make sure you book in advance because unfortunately it is a small venue.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Great library with an incredible selection of books. Fine bookstore at the entrance. Don't miss the view from the sixth floor, you have to take the elevator to the top floor. It's one of the best views of the Candelaria. The concert series is the best chamber music series, for my money, in Bogotá.

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Bogota, Colombia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

We were just around, in the main bogota plaza to be exact, and we had nothing to do. We went up the street and ended up here. It is indeed just a library but what one has to look at is around it. The colonial streets compared to this modern construction. We went up to last floor and played some... More

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St. Louis area
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We came in to catch a guitar soloist concert at the last minute. Staff were very helpful to us in buying our tickets and finding our way around this HUGE and amazing facility. The concert hall was perfect for an acoustic classical guitar soloist. Wonderful acoustics, not a bad seat in the house, we could see the artist's facial expressions... More

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