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“The neighborhood was the best experience!”

Parque Biblioteca Espana
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Pablo Escobar and La Comuna 13 Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #47 of 185 things to do in Medellin
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

The architecture and perch on the hill is certainly eye catching, the views are expansive, but the inside is like any other library. I found the stroll through the surrounding low income comuna of Santo Domingo to be the most rewarding. Once a dangerous part of a dangerous city, it is great way to experience the local culture and just see how people live life here. It felt very safe, and the people very friendly.

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Reviewed 4 November 2013

It was design to be seen from outside. Inside is a normal building and the part of the paintings are not well designed since all the sun reflects, damaging them. The building inside also needs more maintenance since there were places with mold. Good library for kids with very good books.
It is interesting to go in the metro cable and learn how the library has change the neighborhood.

Thank Maria Jose P
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Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

The concept of this library in such a poor and previously very dangerous area is wonderful. The views over the city are great. The architecture is no doubt amazing if you like that sort of thing. But actually visiting it is missable I think. Not much to look at inside unless you're there to use the facilities, stare at locals, or are a library nerd. Interesting to walk through the streets to get there. It may not be the proper opinion - and I actually am a bit of a library nerd. But I could probably have equally enjoyed it from the cable car.

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Reviewed 17 August 2013

Medellin is architect's heaven. but this library has a wonderful park for children but almost no books.

Thank vivian L
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

This was such a cool library. And it's history, along with that of the neighborhood and the metrocable, is so interesting. If you're going to take a ride in the metrocable, you must get off at the Santo Domingo Sabio stop to see the library!

Thank jmb011
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