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Biblioteca Palafoxiana: Tours & Tickets

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A 43,000-volume library located in the Casa de la Cultura.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Biblioteca Palafoxiana is a library in Puebla City's historic centre, just opposite the cathedral. Founded in 1646, it is recognized by the UNESCO for being the first public library in the Americas, It has more than 45,000 books and manuscripts, ranging from the 15th...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Suwatss
Reviewed 15 September 2019

The library is small so won't take long to see....depending on level of interest, 20 minutes to 1 hour maximum. Housed in an historic building, La Casa de la Cultura, it is worth exploring in of itself. The library has several interesting historic inventions and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Robert L
Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

When you walk into this building, go through the courtyard and take the stairs to the second floor where you need to purchase a ticket to enter this historical one-room library. When I first entered, it felt like I was walking into a church. It’s...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank FlyAaron
Reviewed 31 August 2019

Amazing and very impressive library! Home to many first editions and very important books, as well as serving as host for temporary exhibitions.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Travelepabc
Reviewed 4 August 2019

This is Latin America's first library. Unfortunately you cannot touch the books and only admire the art and history here. We did not expect to visit this library only by fluke and it was worth it.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Nas S
Reviewed 13 July 2019

Oldest public library in the Americas. Beautiful building with ornately carved shelves. Definitely worth a visit

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Martha B
Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

Biblioteca Palafoxiana on the second floor is a small but beautiful library that can be seen from the outside. We paid the 40 peso entrance fee which was not worth it as there isn’t much on display inside and it takes no more than ten...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 2 July 2019 via mobile

We stopped by the library because we wanted to see the library that is so historically significant. Just so you know, you must enter the municipal building and go to the second level to see the library. There were no signs or guides indicating this,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank alexmB7615TW
Reviewed 21 June 2019

The library is beautiful and well preserved, the tour is great, I wish there would be copies of some of the most important books that people could scour.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ramon A
Reviewed 13 June 2019 via mobile

When in Puebla visit the Biblioteca Palafoxiana. The library was the first library built in the Americas. Puebla is known as the city in Mexico where the early intellectuals from Spain traveled to and settled during their rule of Mexico. Palafox, a dignitary from Spain,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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