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Biblioteca Angelica

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Stunning

One of the most beautiful libraries you'll ever see. Well worth the quick stop between the big... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2017
rachelxtravels
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Perth, Australia
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This is the most beautiful library I have ever seen.

It is a working library, so I recommend that you keep your voices down. We were able to walk around... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2017
Cricrisa
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Orlando, Fl
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Arrived to find a hand written note on the door, that the library was closed for the day. Returned the next day as we were keen to compare this ancient library with other great libraries we had visited throughout Europe. We staggered up the steep...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

One of the most beautiful libraries you'll ever see. Well worth the quick stop between the big Roman attractions! Tourists are welcome but there is a limited section to visit. Absolutely breath-taking.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank rachelxtravels
Reviewed August 10, 2017

It is a working library, so I recommend that you keep your voices down. We were able to walk around and take only 1 picture. It has collections that are very old. It is a short visit but worth your while. It is very small,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Cricrisa
Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

The first public library in Europe is still a library and is still public! A beauty and a hidden jewel! I was amazed!! It felt like real life Hogwarts! Pure magic!

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Miriam M
Reviewed March 14, 2017

We saw the entrance to the library after visiting the Sant ’Agostino church, which is next door. This is a public library that is steeped in history - it is supposed to be one of the most ancient public libraries in all of Europe and...More

Date of experience: December 2016
3  Thank lpMaggi713
Reviewed November 27, 2016

Not really magical but I fully expected the books to be traveling from shelf to shelf similar to any of the Harry Potter scenes. Very impressive. Hidden gem for sure. My family had no idea what they were going to see as we made the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank David B
Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Biblioteca Angelica as part of a "Secret Rome" tour and it was our favorite stop. Unassuming from the outside, it's amazing when you first enter and see the floor to ceiling ancient and rare books. There's no surprise it was used to...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Jessica S
Reviewed March 17, 2015

if you like the smell of old books that is the place to go and see. The library is in use and you can admire the height of the books

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank nine52
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