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Public Library (Biblioteca Publica)

Avenida Insurgentes 15 | entre calle Hidalgo y Hernández Macias, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+52 415 152 0293
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The meeting place to go to in SMA

The Biblioteca is a wonderful place to find out ALL that is going on in SMA and Mexico in general... read more

Reviewed January 25, 2017
adavidcohen
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Heart of San Miguel

This is what a library should be! Sit in the courtyard and realize how much good stuff happens... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2017
Greekcook
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Run by volunteers, this library is the second largest bilingual library in Mexico.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenida Insurgentes 15 | entre calle Hidalgo y Hernández Macias, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
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+52 415 152 0293
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Reviewed January 25, 2017

The Biblioteca is a wonderful place to find out ALL that is going on in SMA and Mexico in general. You have questions, there will be someone around to guide you in your quest. From theatre, music to a quiet moment in a yoga pose,...More

Thank adavidcohen
Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

This is what a library should be! Sit in the courtyard and realize how much good stuff happens here-tutoring, meetings, study sessions. Join the library and take out books---or leave a couple of yours and get a new one. DO NOT miss the two theater...More

Thank Greekcook
Reviewed January 24, 2017

liked the vibe. the library element is nice, but the central gathering point for arts, culture and performance was the real draw. Saw some excellent performances at incredibly low prices.

Thank CanuckWanderer79
Reviewed January 21, 2017

I'm a bibliophile, so I'm a bit biased, but I loved this library. You can access the library from two different entry points. You can go through the cafe on Relox or through the front on Insurgentes. They have both a Spanish and an English...More

Thank ilovezsazsagabor
Reviewed January 20, 2017

La biblioteca publica has all kinds of public events for the local populace. We saw expositions of 1st and 2d year ballet classes, modern dances,, and wonderful guitar solos by local stars, all free!

Thank conniebuckley
Reviewed January 20, 2017

Since we moved to Mexico from the States, my daughters and I had missed the library so much. So we were so glad to find this library here in SMA. You can find many English books, which is kind of hard where we live. But...More

Thank chuchucoco
Reviewed January 17, 2017

For the past 10 years or more I have been using the Biblioteca Publica in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Not only does it have the largest English Language book collection in Mexico, it is also a gathering place for people wanting to improve their...More

Thank myraevans1942
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

We attend the library to register for the house tour. While there a local band performed in the courtyard which was very entertaining. There is also a lovely cafe in the library. It is also the staging area for city walking tours. It is worth...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Lovely little bistro, small theatre showing esoteric and interesting movies, extensive English language library. Probably need to spend more time there to encounter the friendliness that we had expected.

Thank janecoad
Reviewed January 7, 2017

Walked here to pick up tickets for Sunday house tour and discovered the lovely restaurant for breakfast or lunch. Terrific food, very reasonable prices in a rustic vintage building. The volunteers do a great job here.

Thank UpperWS
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Deborah P
May 3, 2017|
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Response from rob77ohio | Reviewed this property |
Home tours are available as posted at the library. Hope that you can take one!
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Carol K
September 4, 2016|
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Response from Patty04 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Carol, Apologies for not replying until now. I appreciate your generous offer but unfortunately I'm too late. I hope you enjoyed your time in San Miguel. Patty
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