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Museo de la Biblioteca Nacional

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Museo de la Biblioteca Nacional
Museo de la Biblioteca Nacional

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With over three million volumes, Spain's national library has been called the 'Prado of paper'. Among the wealth of printed matter there is every work published in Spain since 1716, Greek papyri, Arab, Hebrew and Greek manuscripts, Nebrija's first Spanish grammar, bibles, and drawings by Goya, Velázquez, Rembrandt and many others. Given the precious and fragile nature of the texts, access was limited to scholars, but in 1996 the administration opened this museum to allow the public a glimpse of the library's riches. The displays are conceived as interactive, steering visitors through bibliographical history via multimedia applications including laser shows, videos and holographs.



Address: Biblioteca Nacional. Paseo de Recoletos 20
Transport: Colón (M: L4)
Price: Admission free.
Opening hours: Open 10am-8pm Tue-Sat; 10am-1pm Sun.
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