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Biblioteca Vasconcelos

Buenavista Eje 1 Norte | Buenavista, Metro Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico
01 915 72800
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A fantastic place to work

I spent a month in Mexico City, writing and sightseeing, and la Biblioteca Vasconcelos was by far... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heather Y
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Toronto, Canada
The coolest library

What a piece of architecture. It feels like a bunch of floating books— we just strolled through and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
k2app
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Brooklyn, New York
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Buenavista Eje 1 Norte | Buenavista, Metro Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a month in Mexico City, writing and sightseeing, and la Biblioteca Vasconcelos was by far my favourite place to write. The library is visually stunning, with the stacks "floating" on translucent floors above and around a massive atrium featuring a sculpture of a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a piece of architecture. It feels like a bunch of floating books— we just strolled through and snapped a few pics, but you could stay and read.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This building is beautiful, a bit away from the city center but totally worth taking the detour. The architecture of the place, the huge book stock and all of the ambiance around this place is unique, a hides gem for who is looking to see...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

I walked to Biblioteca Vasconcelos from the Historic Downtown center. Once I arrived, I was free to walk around and browse the stories upon stories of books. I am an English speaker and the majority of the books are in Spanish. This is not a...More

2  Thank BZimm08
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

I have a really nice memories for this library, despite the fact that the wi-fi connection is terrible and finding a book can take a lot of time. Anyway, there is many seats and tables where one can do her work/papers and also nice sunny...More

Thank Petra P
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is the most unusual library I have seen in Mexico. It is very unusual by design and so spacious you feel like you are overwhelmed with area. The giant whale skeleton hanging in the central hall is amazing and very beautiful to see. I...More

Thank RishaLinda
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Not literally, but kind of. This place is amazing! One of the most interesting architectures we've seen! It was the highlight of our day.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Looking like a set from a dystopian science fiction movie, Biblioteca Vasconcelos definitely won't be everyone's cup of tea. If you LOVE brutalist architecture then you'll probably want to see this fine example up close. If you're not a big fan of brutalism then you...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

This is one of my favorite places in all of Mexico City—and probably my favorite library in the world. The design is grand and calming. Spend a few hours here browsing the books and watching the light change. A must-see for fans of modern architecture...More

1  Thank ReadyForThisJelly
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

This is a national library and it shows. The place is named after Jose Vascoconcelos, an important Mexican intellectual, philosopher and writer who served as the president of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and also as Secretary of Education. He helped modernize the...More

2  Thank perezjale
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enlit
2 July 2017|
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Response from RasmusOne | Reviewed this property |
Not really. There is a metro and metrobus stop right outside. Other options are the ubiqitous, dirt-cheap Mexico City taxis or just grab a Uber. It is not super close to Condesa but should not take too long.
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AAppa
31 August 2016|
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Response from Arturo Q | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Actually the library does not have many books in english. They have some novels and kind of fairy tales, and several resources in digital media on the computers. You would need to check the electronic inventory... More
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gnefkow
4 August 2015|
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Response from Arturo Q | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have an open wifi Regards
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