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Biblioteca Nacional

Aguero 2502, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4808-6000
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This huge, modern National Library stores a massive volume of books and offers a spectacular view of Buenos Aires from its reading rooms on the top two stories.
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15 Aug 2017
“Celebrating the Magic of 100 Years of Solitude”
30 Jun 2016
“Amazing guided tour”
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Aguero 2502, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

From August to December 2017, you can visit the Biblioteca Nacional to see a free exposition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of Gabriel García Marquez's masterpiece of magical realism, 100 Years of Solitude. You can hear a recording of García Marquez reading the...More

Thank dfgasser
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I took the Thursday tour with Susan. This woman knows so many things, and she knows how to communicate her passion! I didnt expect it to be, but this tour will remain one of my favorite experience in the city. She made want to read...More

Thank Jess L
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

You'll either love it or hate it, but you definitely can't miss it! This brutalist architectural style certainly stands out set amid Recoleta's late 19th/early 20th century European buildings. There are free tours most days. On the grounds of the library there are some pleasant...More

Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 25 February 2016

This is a very special building. So don't miss it, if you're in the neighborhood. It's near malba and green areas

Thank Line L
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Visiting this beautiful brutalist concrete castle of books was one of the highlights of my trip to Buenos Aires. It makes a great day out excursion to if you combine the National Library of Argentina with a wander round nearby Cemetaria de Recoletas. The library...More

Thank IanJuan
Reviewed 5 December 2015

An example of the Brutalist architectural style (inspired by the ideas and designs of the French architect Le Corbusier) the National Library can be explored either very quickly (if one has little time, one could explore for an hour or less for instance) or in...More

Thank Kristinalp2014
Reviewed 25 May 2015

You cannot miss this building when strolling by. The building embodies the brutalist movement in a most overwhelming way. The grounds immediately around the library were some of the least well kept I noticed in BA and the library did not appear to be in...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 4 May 2015

I saw this building and wondered why it was built, because it's simply repulsive. I feel that it should be torn down since it's a waste of very valuable land.

Thank africanman_840
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

You will notice very easily the tall building if passing by av Las Heras or Libertador. Take some time to stop by, browse through the books and train your spanish.

Thank DarthMv
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Guess what, you can't take pictures inside the building... It's a library??? Front kiosk dude was rude, spanish only and didn't really want anything to do with tourists... Keep your spaceship library... moving on to the next attraction!

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neighbourhood is an experience like no other in Buenos
Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment
buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions
turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude
an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll
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