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Parque Biblioteca Espana
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Pablo Escobar and La Comuna 13 Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #42 of 174 things to do in Medellin
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west mids, uk
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Go see it!!”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

A brilliant litle side trip and a view to be amazed by, built for some of the poorest people in the world a truely wondeful example of how a goverment should spend it money.
cable car ride up is a wonder in itslef!!

Visited December 2013
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Cupertino, California
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The neighborhood was the best experience!”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

The architecture and perch on the hill is certainly eye catching, the views are expansive, but the inside is like any other library. I found the stroll through the surrounding low income comuna of Santo Domingo to be the most rewarding. Once a dangerous part of a dangerous city, it is great way to experience the local culture and just see how people live life here. It felt very safe, and the people very friendly.

Visited November 2013
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Bogota, Colombia
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Nice outside, ok inside”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

It was design to be seen from outside. Inside is a normal building and the part of the paintings are not well designed since all the sun reflects, damaging them. The building inside also needs more maintenance since there were places with mold. Good library for kids with very good books.
It is interesting to go in the metro cable and learn how the library has change the neighborhood.

Visited June 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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237 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
“Go for the architecture, views and concept”
Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

The concept of this library in such a poor and previously very dangerous area is wonderful. The views over the city are great. The architecture is no doubt amazing if you like that sort of thing. But actually visiting it is missable I think. Not much to look at inside unless you're there to use the facilities, stare at locals, or are a library nerd. Interesting to walk through the streets to get there. It may not be the proper opinion - and I actually am a bit of a library nerd. But I could probably have equally enjoyed it from the cable car.

Visited September 2013
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New York City, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“another smashing architectural site”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Medellin is architect's heaven. but this library has a wonderful park for children but almost no books.

Visited August 2013
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