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Profetica, Casa de la Lectura

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Address: 3 Sur 701. Centro, Puebla, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 222 246 9101
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Non-profit Profetica is an atipical private cultural center, with a public...

Non-profit Profetica is an atipical private cultural center, with a public library, a bookstore and a cafe/bar you will love. In a 16th century house completely refurbished with taste and style, Profetica is a must see while in Puebla.If you are curious about the city and want to find out more about its history, get into the bookstore where you will find a good selection on Puebla´s food, history, politics, economy and culture.Try our breakfasts, starting 8.0 am every day.

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A world of books

Wonderful bookstore and library. For a nice complete visit, go upstairs to the library and take a look at how you build a very nice library in a very old building. The bookstore... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 3, 2016
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Wonderful bookstore and library. For a nice complete visit, go upstairs to the library and take a look at how you build a very nice library in a very old building. The bookstore for us was great since speak Spanish and love to see the new Iberoamerican authors. Can also have a nice coffee downstairs. This is the place to... More 

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Mundolsheim, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

I really love this place... I've been there for breakfast, dinner, lunch, drinks, coffee... And everything is great! The service is not always good, but who cares if you're there for the food and the place. Love the library too, some books are overpriced but you can find some jewels there. A must!

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

if you wanna have a great and beautiful bohemian night you should definitely come to this awesome place... awesome place, good service, and such an unforgettable time

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Profetica, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Profetica, Casa de la Lectura, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by... hope we see you around soon. More 

Tlaxcala, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2015

I went to this place to have breakfast and it was delicious, but that wasn't all. After we finished eating, we went to their bookstore that's 2 floors high and has a good variety of subjects. The biggest surprise is that they also have a library! It's like an old library with a wooden floor that skweeks when you walk.... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2015

This library is exactly what a library should be, you can relax with a book, confortable couches placed at various points inside the building which is adapted from an old colonial style house in downtown Puebla.

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B.A.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

Bar/ vcafe with good patio good for simple food and some drinks. Easy going place to have a simple dinner or just a snack.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015

What was once a centuries old home that had fallen to ruins in the center of Puebla has been converted into an exquisite library, bookstore, and café. The design elements used in the renovation work to perfection; combining old world Mexico and modern glass catwalks, this is a must see for it's architectural style if for nothing else. The courtyard... More 

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2014

This library is exactly what a library should be like. The ambiance is perfect, allowing you to sit and relax and read a book with confortable couches placed at various points inside the building which is adapted from an old colonial style house in downtown Puebla. They also have a coffee shop that offers meals and alcoholic beverages at a... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2014

If you want to buy a great book and find a place to read it... you will enjoy this place. It is a book store in an older building that has been remodeled to a great place.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is clearly Puebla's most distinguished bookstore and cultural center. It's nice just to go have coffee within the gorgeous "ginger-bread" building but if you're looking for reading material (in Spanish) it's the place to go.

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