Biblioteca Teresiana

Biblioteca Teresiana, Mantua: Address, Phone Number, Biblioteca Teresiana Reviews: 4.5/5

Biblioteca Teresiana
4.5

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4.5
75 reviews
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Travelvery
New Delhi, India141 contributions
Fascinating
Jan 2019 • Couples
This library is well worth a visit. It is free even if you do not have a Mantova card. You can use the lift to get to the display halls.
Written January 18, 2019
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WiMadcitytraveler
Madison, WI861 contributions
A must see
Oct 2018 • Couples
We almost missed this place but our tour guide recommended that we stop in before we left. It is fabulous. Not all the gold of the library of Coimbra but very impressive display of books.
Written October 30, 2018
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stefano s
514 contributions
For time traveller only
Aug 2018 • Family
Sorry to deliver a simple BAD to this probably unique masterpiece (myself I am a book lover). The problem was that we tried to visit it twice with no success as the opening time is just 1,5 hour in the morning and 1,5 hour in the afternoon! We suggest to manage the opening time carefully to allow a real possibility to visit and enjoy!
Written August 22, 2018
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Adrian B
Bakewell, UK605 contributions
A quick stop off, and it's free!
Jun 2018 • Couples
The historic library is within a regular one. You must leave bags in a locker (€2 coin needed which you get back) and a staff member shows you to the historic part. Well worth a quick look
Written June 7, 2018
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Felix Stowe
Cuckfield, UK276 contributions
Spectacular library
Apr 2018 • Couples
The library is on the first floor, a lift is available, and then the staff with guide you to the library and unlock it.

It is essentially two rooms of polished wood and books in shelves. A few items are on display in glass cases. Possibly if you can demonstrate an interest in a particular subject they might allow a closer inspection but we didn't and were happy just to have a quick scout around.

There were other visitors with us, and at least 2 more couples arriving as we left, so there is more interest than you might expect.
Written April 27, 2018
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Charles I
Lugano, Switzerland632 contributions
Wonderful library
Jan 2018 • Couples
Spent about an hour in here, with the charming help of staff who gave us detailed information/guidance. Intensive atmosphere of history, very well preserved.
Written January 18, 2018
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Alf Morten G
Oslo, Norway91 contributions
If you think libraries are boring, think again!
Apr 2017 • Couples
Having heard that this was a beautiful library, we walked in on a whim, and asked to see the rooms with the older collection. A very helpful librarian showed us the rooms, he was obviously proud of his work place, and with good reason.

The rooms are beautiful, covered in books to the ceiling. Some marvelous crystal candelabraes hung from the ceiling and there were several big globes of wood for information and decoration.

Such a peaceful, calm, dignified place in a world of stress and chaos.

Thank you to the librarian for receiving us!

One draw back only: The books are in Latin...
Written April 12, 2017
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HaNosseah
Basel, Switzerland251 contributions
Grandiose library
Oct 2016 • Couples
The Teresiana Linrary is worth a short visit, if only to get an odea of what a library looked like in the 18th century. It's impressive, grandiose but I'd only go if you've run out of other things to do. Apparently, the library houses a large collection of Kabbalist manuscripts and books, but it was not possible to see them. What a pity!
Written October 3, 2016
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Tracey J
Belfast, UK47 contributions
A hidden treasure
Jan 2016 • Friends
Tucked away and disguised as a normal library, we entered and walked up the circular metal and marble stairway into a very quiet study library. The lady kindly pointed to continue walking and turn left to a very nice gentleman who spoke a little English. He very kindly turned on the lights to the old Library and directed us in. No rush, No fuss tour of this beautiful old library and chandeliers all made from Mirano glass. Just beautiful .....
Written January 26, 2016
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Bywood
Toronto, Canada612 contributions
A literary gem
Sep 2015
A spectacular library that was commissioned during the Habsburg era. Outside of the spectacular architecture and historical books it is very interesting to look at old world globes that date back to the 1600 and 1700 and see what the world looked like to the people of that period. You do not need to be a literary fan to enjoy this fabulous place. If you do go you will need to leave any bags, backpacks in a secure locker (small fee applies) prior to entering the historical section.
Written November 1, 2015
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