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National Library of Spain

Paseo Recoletos 20, 28001 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 80 77 19
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Good typically looking Madrid building

National Library of Spain is a typical type of Madrid building with classic, august and stately... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2017
London, United Kingdom

This building is currently being refurbished on one side so take this into account when taking your... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2017
Bolton, United Kingdom
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Paseo Recoletos 20, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Barrio de Salamanca
+34 915 80 77 19
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Reviewed November 24, 2017

National Library of Spain is a typical type of Madrid building with classic, august and stately facade. Certainly an impressive building for a library.

Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed October 29, 2017

This building is currently being refurbished on one side so take this into account when taking your photos or deciding whether to go there. It also has a long line of giant trees to it's front which makes taking photos even harder. However, up close...More

Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed October 4, 2017

We did not go inside the library- but what a magnificent building from the outside, it gives great photo opportunities with its imposing columns and statues - just wonderful. Do not visit Madrid without seeing this great structure.

1  Thank HappyTravellers222
Reviewed August 8, 2017

There is a free museum in the basement of this building plus a changing exhibition on the ground floor. The museum focusses on some of the more interesting books owned by the library and also on some of the key changes in technology such as...More

2  Thank sheepygold
Reviewed July 30, 2017

An impressive building boasting arched doorways and great pillars supporting a very ornate triangular roof.

Thank tezpil
Reviewed June 29, 2017

The national library is located just across the street from the Plaza Colon and is quite impressive. Check their website for tour hours.

Thank seafare74
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Walking distance form all the historical spots and also in the middle of the most important Madrid street (las Castellana) One of the most impressive buildings in Madrid, right by Plaza Colón. The book collection is fascinating but if you don´t have time to roam...More

2  Thank Jos8Toledo
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Be aware it is not easy to get in here. Check the website for visiting. The building is very impressing and is a fine view on the Paseo.

1  Thank Lynge T
Reviewed January 24, 2017

We try to visit inside, but they offer only a guided tour, in some hours only. It was a pitty because its building is wonderful.

1  Thank Luis M
Reviewed December 31, 2016

We stumbled into the museum at the National Library of Spain. They don't get very many tourists as every display is only in Spanish, but it is their national language. Still, there are some interesting things to see here. We saw a temporary exhibit on...More

1  Thank n2history
Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights
frame the neighborhood of Barrio Salamanca. With
beautiful condominium buildings that make up most
blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and
quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large
shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle
Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will
reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of
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March 10, 2015|
Response from BennyMalaga | Reviewed this property |
Chavez: Es dificil entrar en esta biblioteca por la securidad extrema que tienen. Yo lo hize hace algunos años para buscar dos libros sobre mis antepasados y no encontre nada. Mejor buscarlo en el internet.