Biblioteca de México "Jose Vasconcelos"
Biblioteca de México José Vasconcelos at La Ciudadela park. One of the first public libraries in Mexico City. Historic building with gorgeous architecture.
Great public library with open spaces, check out the spice garden and the blind library.
Library with a specialized area for children and various cultural activities usually hosts temporary exhibitions and book presentations as well as cultural talks and conferences.
“Renowned mythical institution where historical figures such as Fidel Castro and Che Guevara met.”
“This is where you should buy produce, basic groceries like Oaxacan cheese, candy, flowers, mole, fresh herbs ... Also your one-stop shop for any shoes or clothing that have broken on your journey.”
“A refreshing place for having breakfast and to get lost in another area besides La Roma and Condesa. That street, Bucarelli, has a great great architecture to peek!”
“Vasconcelos Library is one of the Mexico City's biggest and most accessible public libraries. Loaded with books, there's also art and exhibition room in one of the city's most alluring public spaces. Is the masterpiece of contemporary engineer Alberto Kanach, a sort of modern conclave built in the middle of a surrealist garden in Buenavista, Mexico City. Inside, one can wander through the hundreds of square-shaped shelves that embellish its crystal halls. Even though their archive only contains 575 thousand books (collected through its nine years of existence), its subject classification is large. It also has a children’s library, a multimedia room, computers and reading stations”
“A bit hidden but it’s totally worth it. The place is really cool, it has a small gift shop where you can find authentic souvenirs, an art gallery and a restaurant where they serve a delicious Asian menu. ”