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Biblioteca Nacional de Espana

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Paseo Recoletos 18-20, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Barrio Salamanca
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was interested to see this free exhibition which is in the library rather than the museum. Tickets are timed to 15 minutes and you have to be both in and out within the time slot. There are some interesting looking original manuscripts but frustratingly...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 6 February 2019

Beautiful building. You can only visit the library if you have a library card which means no tourists are allowed. I had a look at some of the temporary exhibitions but only signs in Spanish and I didn’t find them very interesting.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ulrikljungberg
Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

Really wanted to see the library as most cities allow you to see the books and wander in. Not this one! You can visit the 'stairwell' and the exhibition, but the library is for 'locals who study and do research!'. Didn't bother going in. Nice...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank blondiebee
Reviewed 31 January 2019

before security we put glasses into the deck of things. they did not see glasses after they left the scanner. They told us we did not put them there. thieves.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 23 January 2019

Here you can find almost all the works published in Spain and, additionally, a lot of books and documents, some very rare. The staff is very kind and there are special facilities for the researchers. The temporary exhibits are all very important and well-structured. The...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank organante
Reviewed 11 January 2019

The library is situated in Recoletos, very close to Columbus Square. The outside is beautiful; it has several statues dedicated to different Spanish intellectuals: Lope de Vega, Saint Isidore... You need a library card to enter into the main library rooms. There are many exhibitions,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marisa P
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Located on the Paseo de Recoletos and around the corner from posh Calle Serrano, the Biblioteca Nacional is imposing and grand. Unfortunately, guided tours must be booked well in advance. However, you can enjoy free admission on a walk- in basis to two enjoyable temporary...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is the back side of the Archeological Museum which is a must see in Madrid So if you go to the museum take a look at this fantastic architecture too and don´t forget to visit Plaza Colon right next to it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank correaalberto
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

There is a temporary exhibition on the ground floor exploring cartoons through the ages and then a permanent museum in the basement looking at books and language and printing. Aside from one interactive display all is in Spanish which is a shame. Most if not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

The inside of the building is very beautiful, but there is one problem. There is no English speaking guide. However, the view is really impressive

Date of experience: July 2018
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10 March 2015|
Response from BennyMalaga | Reviewed this property |
Chavez: Es dificil entrar en esta biblioteca por la securidad extrema que tienen. Yo lo hize hace algunos años para buscar dos libros sobre mis antepasados y no encontre nada. Mejor buscarlo en el internet.