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La Casa del Libro

Opens in 30 min: 11:00 - 17:00
Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Quiet and Quaint

My husband and I enjoyed going to this small museum. When we went, they were still renovating their... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
MeghanAnnRose
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San Antonio, Texas
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Amazing find

This was a great experience and totally unexpected. The curator was very knowledgeable about the... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
Ferky326
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Mount Holly, New Jersey
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14 Feb 2018
“A Let Down”
30 Aug 2016
“Quiet and Quaint ”
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This 18th-century house displays the art of printing and bookmaking, plus offers a collection of rare books, including some more than 400 years old.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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255-257 Calle Del Santo Cristo, San Juan 00901-1518, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

I visited the museum to see some of the very old books I had read about. Nothing like that was available. The implication was that these items were stored off site and viewing had to be arranged in advance which was typically restricted to scholars....More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank emkute
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed going to this small museum. When we went, they were still renovating their permanent home so we didn't see much, but what we did see was presented to us with a personal touch and attention to us as patrons that...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank MeghanAnnRose
LCdLPR, Front Office Manager at La Casa del Libro, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

We appreciate your review. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This was a great experience and totally unexpected. The curator was very knowledgeable about the collection as well as the gallery of prints by Puerto Rican artist, Fernando Santiago Camacho. It was amazing to see books from the 14th century. This will be a highlight...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Ferky326
LCdLPR, Front Office Manager at La Casa del Libro, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

We appreciate your review! We hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 6 July 2016

This tiny museum is located in a temporary gallery space awaiting a new home. The curator brought down select books and we perused them with great explanations. The books were treasures and this was a very nice personal nexperience.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank nyclauren
LCdLPR, Public Relations Manager at La Casa del Libro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2016

Thank you!

Reviewed 23 August 2015

I found out that the museum is open in a temporary location while its original building on Calle Cristo is being restored. The temporary location is #199 del Callejon de la Capilla (a Callejon is a little pedestrian side street). You access the callejon from...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Sonny R
LCdLPR, Public Relations Manager at La Casa del Libro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2016

Thank you Sonny!

Reviewed 16 August 2013

If you see books and typography as works of art, you will want to visit La Casa Del Libro. The museum has a large collection of silk screen, wood cut illustrations, and fine books and manuscripts from before the 15th century to 20th century, but...More

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank Enid2013
Reviewed 13 September 2012

The Museum is small but full of many interesting things. Spectacular to spend some time exploring history.

Date of experience: May 2012
1  Thank Wnazario
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