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Biblioteca Palafoxiana

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A 43,000-volume library located in the Casa de la Cultura.
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Puebla, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This room is atmospheric and historically significant. It is lovely to see the racks of manuscripts and books.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cookpias
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice experience. It is not a big place and there is entrance fee. Really great experience. I can guess it can be really crowded when many turists are around.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LinuteVil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This extraordinary place it's a little bit hidden inside a building in downtown. You go upstairs and see this amazing Library with all kind of things on the table and many books in different floors. Religious images are inside the place too. It's an amazing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pakorod
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not something you see everyday. The volumes and excerpts in the exhibits are fascinating. I'd swear that some of the volumes came off the first Guttenberg presses. Much to see in the courtyard. Don't miss this place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JaimeMexico
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I am so happy that I did not miss touring this small but spectacular historic library near the Cathedral. There was a huge line up on November 2 due to the displays of alters in honour of the dead on the main floor, but on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Haggis678
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This place is gorgeous, its a happy place for book nerdies. It was a bit crowded because there is a altar for the dead tour in there at the time and there was a line, but if you go around 10am there is very few...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 250ra_ls
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

This library is inside the house of culture. Is a very tiny space, which is a problem when a few people are inside, and it takes 5 minutes to visit. Better to take the picture from outside.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EriBrunette
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

I’ve had the fortune of visiting many historic places around the world and must honestly say that I was impressed by the Biblioteca Palafoxiana. It is very small but so full of character and you can ‘smell history while inside’. You can stand on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 318jesusc
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

A gorgeous presentation of history and art. The new architecture is excellent. Nice rooftop cafe for coffee or drinks

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TheColorGuy
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place a must see when in puebla. Take the tour the staff will gladly tell you all the stories of this beautiful library.

Date of experience: September 2018
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