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Saturday, April 22 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Biblioteca de México

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Capacity: 40

The Library of Mexico or Biblioteca de México "José Vasconcelos'' opened in 1946 in the building known as La Ciudadela, built between 1793 and 1807 by the Spanish architect José Antonio González Velázquez to house the Real Fábrica de Puros y Cigarros de México . In addition to the Library of Mexico, the building houses the Centro de la Imagen and the headquarters of the General Directorate of Libraries of the Ministry of Culture. It received the nickname “José Vasconcelos” in 2000 and should not be confused with the Biblioteca Vasconcelos, frequently referred to as the Megabiblioteca (Megalibrary) [adapted from Wikipedia]

Combining expansive spaces with more intimate ones, it features the imaginatively installed libraries of notable writers including Alí Chumacero and Carlos Monsiváis. Atlas Obscura adds, “There are unique murals, a large collection of books in braille, a children’s department, concert halls, a gallery, a museum, a theater, a movie hall, and even a newspaper library. Today it is considered one of the three most beautiful libraries of Mexico.”

👟👟 - This tour includes moderate walking. Walking tour. Meet in Hilton Lobby.
Cost: $20

Saturday April 22, 2023 2:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Meet at Hilton Lobby Av. Juárez 70, Colonia Centro, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06010 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico