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Public Library (Biblioteca Publica)

Avenida Insurgentes 15 | entre calle Hidalgo y Hernández Macias, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+52 415 152 0293
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Find a language-conversation mate, eat a scrumptious breakfast, use the vast library, buy tickets... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
KarenAnn555
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Quebec, Canada
more than a library

This is a reader's paradise. But its also a multi-faceted gathering place. Walking tours depart... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
AixTex
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Texas
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Run by volunteers, this library is the second largest bilingual library in Mexico.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenida Insurgentes 15 | entre calle Hidalgo y Hernández Macias, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
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+52 415 152 0293
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Find a language-conversation mate, eat a scrumptious breakfast, use the vast library, buy tickets to a show, or just chill, this is the place to visit in SMA!

Thank KarenAnn555
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a reader's paradise. But its also a multi-faceted gathering place. Walking tours depart from this location, and there are all kinds of book/writing groups, art classes for kids and other activities. The huge central courtyard is covered by a sunshade, providing comfortable seating...More

Thank AixTex
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a quiet place in San Miguel de Allende to relax and get away from the crowds, the library fits the bill. It's very tranquil and has a pleasant cafe. Be sure to check out the two murals.

Thank BackpackerNoMore62
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Books, tours, food, lectures, sit and relax, visit, meet a new friend, gift shop, very interesting and fun, lots happening in this pace - one of the largest in the English language in Latin America no less!

Thank doris s
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the start of many lovely excursions, and their little lunch spot is delightful. Almost every night there is music or a movie. And they have a large selection of books, both in English and Spanish. Great place to volunteer.......or meet a friend.

Thank GardenDesigner
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Biblioteca is not just the second largest library of english language volumes in Mexico but a veritable fountain of activities ranging from films, to music, tours, talks and lectures, as well as lot's of information about going's on elsewhere in San Miguel. The library...More

Thank _sgloss77
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

The second largest English language library in Latin America is located right in SMA. It is inspiring to visit this place, as it was started by an American as a gift to the kids of SMA. It is still supported by lots of faithful volunteers....More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Biblioteca Publica is much more than just a library. After the Jardin, it is the center of life in SMA. Here you can learn all that is going on in town. There is also a theater here that has something going on just about every...More

Thank James H
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

The biblioteca really is a cultural hub in town. They offer excellent, intimate concerts in smaller side rooms, and we have attended 2 so far this week (average cost = 200 pesos per person). From a relaxed meal in a beautiful setting to stunning murals...More

Thank justinenv
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

You need to check out the library, not necessarily for the books, but for the gorgeous wall murals. Also, be sure to eat lunch there, you won't regret it.

Thank BobbiGunn
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Deborah P
4 May 2017|
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Response from rob77ohio | Reviewed this property |
Home tours are available as posted at the library. Hope that you can take one!
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Carol K
4 September 2016|
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Response from Patty04 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Carol, Apologies for not replying until now. I appreciate your generous offer but unfortunately I'm too late. I hope you enjoyed your time in San Miguel. Patty
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