Vasconcelos Library 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.
Biblioteca Vasconcelos (Vasconcelos Library) is a library in the downtown area of Mexico City (Buenavista neighborhood). It was dedicated to José Vasconcelos, the philosopher and former presidential candidate and former president of the National Library of Mexico. (via Wikipedia)
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…
Next to the Buenavista metrobus station, you will find this amazing huge library, where bookshelves seem to be floating in the air. You will feel in a SciFi scene.
This massive public library is absolutely striking and worth the journey for anyone with an interest in architecture. Designed by Alberto Kalach, amazingly, the bookshelves actually form part of the building's structure, so that the individual book spines fill the space with thousands of colors. A…
“A museum with the charm of times past. The original cabinets exhibit collections of minerals fossils and even meteroites, specimens of fauna and flora of the various regions and, last but not least, a series of landscape paintings by José María Velasco. In the main room the impressive skeleton of a mammoth is displayed. It is a reconstruction was achieved using the bones of 12 mammoths from across the country. ”
“Santa Maria la Ribera is still a very authentic and charming neighborhood that is slowly starting to gentrify. On the weekends old couples meet to dance to old tunes, and young people bring their boom blasters to practice modern dance. There are cafés and restaurants along the square, for example a restaurant specializing in the Yucatan cuisine, and yet another one with Russian dishes. ”
“Biblioteca de México José Vasconcelos at La Ciudadela park. One of the first public libraries in Mexico City. Historic building with gorgeous architecture. ”
“It is one of the most traditional canteens, not only in Santa María la Ribera, but also in the city. The waiters are those gentlemen who have been working in this place for years, so they know and consent to the usual clientele and for first-timers, they will ensure that their glass is never empty. The food deserves special mention: it's delicious! Whether you order a shrimp broth, some carnitas or appetizers, everything has a very good flavor. ”