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Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale

Santa Croce
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Address: Piazza Dei Cavalleggeri 1, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Cool building

Just walked past this place and took a peak inside. Not worth visiting but the building is huge and great example of Florence architecture.

Reviewed 24 November 2015
San Marcos, California
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San Marcos, California
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Reviewed 24 November 2015

Just walked past this place and took a peak inside. Not worth visiting but the building is huge and great example of Florence architecture.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 26 September 2015

Went by on the bus tour and then went there on a Sunday not realizing it was a Sunday, and it was closed, but I must say the building is a spectacular sight. Best across the Arno if you want to get it all in.

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Orleans, France
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

Close to Hotel Lucchesi (25 meters) , Don't forget to cross the road , you have asplendid view from the Arno ...

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Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Walked all the way here only to be told that we could not enter unless we were students. Asked if being a university student from Singapore counts but the counter staff said no. What a bummer. So much for "knowledge is for all" and Florence being one of the great cities of knowledge.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

We were told by two reliable sources, the main tourist office of Florence and a certified tour guide that we could go into the Bibioteca to see the Grande Salone, or main reading room. We did not want to walk all the way over there if this wasn't possible. Once at the door we were told NO Entrance in a... More 

5 Thank marialulu
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 20 May 2013 via mobile

Would not let us in even though family members were there. sour expressions and unhelpful. Nice building

5 Thank mynameiseddy

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