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Jr. Ancash 207 | Centro Histórico de Lima, Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I expected this place to have a fully functioning library however I was disappointed not to find one. Despite this, the place is incredibly well designed and is very modern. It features a number of small museum-exhibits and art works.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 27 December 2018

Located behind the Presidential Palace in the historic center, the building was originally Lima's main train station (Estacion de Desamparados). Opened in 1912, the train station was a symbol of the ‘new’ Lima at a time when the city was being modernized for the 20th...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 23 August 2018

It worth a visit, the building has a very cool old architecture and it has a co-working space near to a library.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nabilsafatli
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Just loved this place. What good use of the old station! It has the most beautiful stained glass roof I have seen. Lovely art work on display and just an aesthetically pleasing building. Pity there are no longer trains!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sus1952
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This was a train station that the government converted into a library and literature showcase. Right near the main square in kind of an inviting iconic setting. I enjoyed a quick visit as part of our tour. Worth checking out, two blocks at most from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank finesilver
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We visited this buiding as part of a walking tour of downtown Lima. It is very nice and worth looking into.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Danny_S_Is
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

It's like a very small library and it shows a short exposition but I loved the building, it's architecture and it's history! The exposition, even if it was short, was beautiful and very insightful! It takes like 15 to 30 minutes but it's such a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Ranis555
Reviewed 10 January 2018

This is a quirky under visited gem close by the Presidential Palace and Plaza de Armas. The building itself is a former train station and interesting to study. Well decorated with paintings and a fascinating map of the 30 plus languages spoken. There is a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This place was over my expectation, it is settle in an old train station, the interior has amazing flooring with old tiles and many features left from the old times. There are also interesting wall paintings connect with Peruvian past cultures, and ive heard that...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank RobsonM63
Reviewed 6 May 2017

It's nice to see the honoring of one's literary greats in a museum. The Nobel prize winner, Mario Vargas Llosa gets pride of place along with a about a dozen others. This used to be the old railway station of Lima.

Date of experience: May 2017
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