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Biblioteca Nacional (National Library)

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Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 651, Santiago 8320255, Chile
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

There is literally nothing here. Just a cool building from the outside. Once you are in, there is nada. Takes maybe 10 minutes to check the scene on the entire place. Not too sure why this is on the list of things to do/see. You...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

This building has some beautiful interior features and houses some important archives and exhibits. I just wandered in from the street and wasn't able to find much information on the building but it would seem no expense was spared in its construction, which includes lavish...More

Thank terryannenagel
Reviewed 28 March 2018

The Biblioteca Nacional is a nice, free place to stop. I found I enjoyed how quiet their garden was in the buzz of the city more than the library itself. There is only one room that seems to be more "traditional," with heavily paneled walls...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

This building is vast and imposing and the library is well worth visiting. It has clearly had some work done to it over the years but with the history of chile that is to be expected. There are two entrances and inside is a bit...More

Thank Grant T
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Since we had early arrival at the hotel across the street and were too early to check in, we visited this imposing building. You'll need to climb stairs to enter the library; it's free to visit. Though there are high ceilings and stained glass, it's...More

1  Thank J A
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We stayed across the street from this beautiful building and took a walk over to see inside. It was well worth the visit if you love architecture and books, or antiquarian books. It is free, and has beautiful marble staircases, high ceilings, old wooden bookcases,...More

Thank juliaandbrad
Reviewed 18 January 2018

I thought this building would have a gorgeous library interior. The building is stunning from the outside but the inside is very plain and compartmentalized. I may have been looking in all the wrong places but I couldn't find any open spaces inside with stacks...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

So reminded me of the New York library. It is a beautiful building both inside and out. You will probably not stay to long but close to Plaza de Armas so hope in for a pitstop.

Thank Marjolein C
Reviewed 18 October 2017

A grand piece of architecture on the Alameda, just near Cerro Santa Lucia, and worth popping in to have a look. While not in the same league as, say the New York Public Library, it is still a nice space to stroll around. However, I...More

Thank kissane
Reviewed 13 September 2017

There are lots of spaces in this old library, but most of the books must be in stacks. There's a modern coffee shop in the middle of one imposing hall, which seems rather inappropriate. The woodwork and stained glass windows are impressive.The reading room is...More

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