Luis Angel Arango Library, Bogota

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One of Columbia's major cultural institutions, Luis Angel Arango Library displays an attractive range of architectural styles. Founded in 1923, the library boasts a collection of over a million books and contains state-of-the-art study areas, audio-visual resources, and plenty of exhibits to introduce visitors to the city and its history. The entrance features an impressive statue of the goddess Athena, which helps establish the atmosphere of exploration and learning that permeates the building. If you don't feel like reading, watch the locals go about their business from the comfort of the onsite cafeteria. Plan your visit to Luis Angel Arango Library and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Bogota online trip itinerary builder.
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  • This library covers two square blocks, and visitors are welcome to come in for free whenever it is open. It's mostly library but also partly museum; when I was visiting there was a fascinating... 
    This library covers two square blocks, and visitors are welcome to come in for free whenever it is open. It's mostly library but also partly museum; when I was visiting there was a fascinating...  more »
  • Probably a very nice library, but not a lot there for visitors to see. We visited in the evening, which may have limited the exhibitions. 
    Probably a very nice library, but not a lot there for visitors to see. We visited in the evening, which may have limited the exhibitions.  more »
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  • Awesome place for intelectual curious people. Continues to be an enicmatic, imponent elegant and spacious academic refuge from the busy streets of the area. World class library for many years. The surroundings offer great colonial ambience, exquisite food, and local art. Close to the Gold museum and other importan museums including Botero.
  • Amazing public library that has a variety of cultural activities such as concerts, art exhibits and you can read, study or do research at any of the lovely rooms.

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