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Address: Calle 11 No. 4-14, Bogota, Colombia
Phone Number: +57 1 3431224
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Cool library and more....

Opposite the Botero museum this is a great library/art exhibit/cultural centre .... I've done some workshops there with some students and really enjoyed!!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
63oliverb
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Opposite the Botero museum this is a great library/art exhibit/cultural centre .... I've done some workshops there with some students and really enjoyed!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

After visiting the Botero Museum and its 2 other related museums, I crossed the street and visited this library. It has a Gift Store , Information Desk, and other Sections with books, etc. Due to time constraints, I did not visit the other floors. Located along the Exit Area are displays of some musical instruments. Note that the Entrance and... More 

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Ojai, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We went in to take a look then wanted to go back out but the security guards made us walk all the way through this very big building and put us out on the street on the next block. Why can't you enter and exit from the same door? So stupid!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

This is a splendid library with facilities for all and open access for the public. At the back is the extension to the Art gallery opposite.

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Bangalow, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

A Multiple level (nominally 5 floors) building of modern open mezzanine level design, great for study groups and internet usage (a little slow for me), occupying a whole block in La Candelaria Vieja. Various eclectic displays such as of famous authors, history and cartoonists. Worth an hour or two unless you Fear Education

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Located un the hearth of the Candelaria, it is more than a library... it has great art collection.... in front of it there is the sala de las custodias, which has 3 custodias in puré gold and precious stones....please do not miss it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

es una de las mejores en el mundo muy organizada un abrazo a todos los adictos a la lectura. you can go there and find a nice architecture and excelent readings, is close to de down town in bogota. they have a lot of places where you can read in peace

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

A nice break from the nosy street outside and great during a rainstorm. Stroll through the library and appreciate the architecture. The top floor has a patio with nice skyline views of Bogotá. Nice art is strewn throughout the museum in addition to a dedicated art museum with rotating exhibits which are all free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

See this on your first day in Bogota or else check their website. That's because they have several special events, such as concerts, each month. The architecture in this building is very beautiful. It's very relaxing to walk around it. Straight back from the entrance and up the stairs there is a special exhibit area. When I was there they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

Not only a Library but a microcosm of culture, exhibitions, even a little art collection, an amazing place

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