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Biblioteca Palafoxiana

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The first public library in North America

I am so happy that I did not miss touring this small but spectacular historic library near the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Ontario
Amazing collections and historic feel

This place is gorgeous, its a happy place for book nerdies. It was a bit crowded because there is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mexico City, Mexico
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A 43,000-volume library located in the Casa de la Cultura.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so happy that I did not miss touring this small but spectacular historic library near the Cathedral. There was a huge line up on November 2 due to the displays of alters in honour of the dead on the main floor, but on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is gorgeous, its a happy place for book nerdies. It was a bit crowded because there is a altar for the dead tour in there at the time and there was a line, but if you go around 10am there is very few...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This library is inside the house of culture. Is a very tiny space, which is a problem when a few people are inside, and it takes 5 minutes to visit. Better to take the picture from outside.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve had the fortune of visiting many historic places around the world and must honestly say that I was impressed by the Biblioteca Palafoxiana. It is very small but so full of character and you can ‘smell history while inside’. You can stand on the...More

Thank 318jesusc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A gorgeous presentation of history and art. The new architecture is excellent. Nice rooftop cafe for coffee or drinks

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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place a must see when in puebla. Take the tour the staff will gladly tell you all the stories of this beautiful library.

Thank Stay790429
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Housed on the upper floor of a building devoted to the arts, is this library collection displayed in tiers of rich colored wood. It has a cathedral like feel. Open books on tables in the center of the room offer a glimpse into printing history....More

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Reviewed September 13, 2018

This is a hidden gem in Puebla, it was closed for maintenance for a long time, however now that it has reopened, it is a must see in Puebla. With around 40,000 old books, it is a quick visit but totally worth it, and it...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

What a treat it was to go to the oldest library in North America. I walked out of there feeling so good that we made the time to show the kids this gem.

Thank flaura
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

The Biblioteca Palafoxiana is a library in Puebla, Mexico and a must to visit.Founded in 1646, it was the first public library in colonial Mexico,[and is sometimes considered the first in the Americas.It has more than 45,000 books and manuscripts. In 2005, it was listed...More

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