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Public Library (Biblioteca Publica)

Avenida Insurgentes 15 | entre calle Hidalgo y Hernández Macias, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+52 415 152 0293
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an inviting place

many activities for the community including home and garden tours on Sundays, music, discussion... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tina M
A public Library not supported by the city

This Public Library uniquely is supported only by tourism and expats. I was fortunate enough to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve Q
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Run by volunteers, this library is the second largest bilingual library in Mexico.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“garden tour” (38 reviews)
“sunday house” (21 reviews)
“santa ana” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenida Insurgentes 15 | entre calle Hidalgo y Hernández Macias, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
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+52 415 152 0293
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

many activities for the community including home and garden tours on Sundays, music, discussion groups and of course books in Spanish and English. All money goes to help a non profit that benefits the people in SMA

Thank Tina M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Public Library uniquely is supported only by tourism and expats. I was fortunate enough to get into one of the weekly sold out talks given at the library. definitely worth a visit while you are in San Miguel.

Thank Steve Q
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love modern books and modern libraries. This place only has older books, which was boring for me and my kids. I like coming here to hang out though as it's very peaceful. It's very small so don't expect a wide range of kids, English...More

Thank AnnabelleKoshy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Find a language-conversation mate, eat a scrumptious breakfast, use the vast library, buy tickets to a show, or just chill, this is the place to visit in SMA!

Thank KarenAnn555
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

This is a reader's paradise. But its also a multi-faceted gathering place. Walking tours depart from this location, and there are all kinds of book/writing groups, art classes for kids and other activities. The huge central courtyard is covered by a sunshade, providing comfortable seating...More

Thank AixTex
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

If you want a quiet place in San Miguel de Allende to relax and get away from the crowds, the library fits the bill. It's very tranquil and has a pleasant cafe. Be sure to check out the two murals.

Thank BackpackerNoMore62
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Books, tours, food, lectures, sit and relax, visit, meet a new friend, gift shop, very interesting and fun, lots happening in this pace - one of the largest in the English language in Latin America no less!

1  Thank doris s
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is the start of many lovely excursions, and their little lunch spot is delightful. Almost every night there is music or a movie. And they have a large selection of books, both in English and Spanish. Great place to volunteer.......or meet a friend.

Thank GardenDesigner
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The Biblioteca is not just the second largest library of english language volumes in Mexico but a veritable fountain of activities ranging from films, to music, tours, talks and lectures, as well as lot's of information about going's on elsewhere in San Miguel. The library...More

Thank _sgloss77
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

The second largest English language library in Latin America is located right in SMA. It is inspiring to visit this place, as it was started by an American as a gift to the kids of SMA. It is still supported by lots of faithful volunteers....More

1  Thank BandPBliss
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Deborah P
4 May 2017|
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Response from rob77ohio | Reviewed this property |
Home tours are available as posted at the library. Hope that you can take one!
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Carol K
4 September 2016|
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Response from Patty04 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Carol, Apologies for not replying until now. I appreciate your generous offer but unfortunately I'm too late. I hope you enjoyed your time in San Miguel. Patty
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