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Very pleasant visit

My wife and I visited the library last week during our stay in San Miguel. We went to inquire about... read more

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An excellent resource for locals and tourists in San Miguel. A charming restaurant in a garden... read more

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Run by volunteers, this library is the second largest bilingual library in Mexico.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Avenida Insurgentes 15 | entre calle Hidalgo y Hernández Macias, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+52 415 152 0293
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the library last week during our stay in San Miguel. We went to inquire about the tours that the library has available. The staff is very friendly and gave us all the information we needed. Be sure to check out...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent resource for locals and tourists in San Miguel. A charming restaurant in a garden setting, a library (of course), a book store and a great gift shop. Also the place to get Attention, the weekly publication that lists everything that's going on in...More

Thank magjo12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Biblioteca Publica is a must-see for all, if only for the murals that adorn the ceilings in the gift shop and Sala Quetzal. They have an extensive collection of books in English and Spanish and also feature concerts and lectures. There is a beautiful...More

Thank suemliving
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit place. Relax in community style courtyard, or head to the cafe with toilet stop for 5 peso and check if the lady is still doing her makeup. Go to a movie in the cute theatre and enjoy the vibrant community feel if...More

Thank cgates1955
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You must see and experience this amazing English/Spanish materials library to appreciate it. The wonderful gift shop with numerous Mexican items has a ceiling that cannot be missed. The lovely cafe is warm and welcoming while serving great food. Supporting the library in any way...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended a harp/guitar concert one evening that was terrific. If we had more time in SMDA, I'd come here to browse the extensive books, especially those in Sala Quetzal, which is filled with a donated private collection on modern and ancient Mexican and Latin...More

Thank Tothita
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Best value in San Miguel. Good book collection, good crossroads, and a venue to exchange, at modest price, your books for others'.

Thank rjk376
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Large selection of English books if you have a library card. They have a theatre for both movies and special live events. There is a house tour every Sunday that I highly recommend. It is such fun to be able to see INSIDE of the...More

Thank sukifrance
Reviewed 31 July 2018

What a pleasure it is to see groups of students in the courtyard studying English or Spanish. There's a huge collection of books inside as well as an excellent cafe, the Santa Ana, and rooms for musical performances and films. A real community treasure.

Thank Chelsea42
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

In the center of town and the refuge of some, it offers events in its small theater and a small cafe. And, of course, it's also something of a library.

Thank Odysseus K
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Deborah P
3 May 2017|
Response from rob77ohio | Reviewed this property |
Home tours are available as posted at the library. Hope that you can take one!
Carol K
4 September 2016|
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Response from Patty04 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Carol, Apologies for not replying until now. I appreciate your generous offer but unfortunately I'm too late. I hope you enjoyed your time in San Miguel. Patty