Biblioteca Nacional, Caracas

Biblioteca Nacional, Caracas

Biblioteca Nacional de Venezuela is a central repository of books and newspapers of Venezuela, has the right to receive a copy of every book printed in Venezuela by a Venezuelan publisher. It collects books and magazines published in the country. It was established in Caracas in 1833. It has approximately 7.1 million volumes in its collection.

The beginning of the idea of a Venezuelan national library dates from independence times and is associated with the name of Juan Germán Roscio, a noteworthy Venezuelan ideologist and patriot who had the initiative to promote the opening of a public library for Caracas. The National Library of Venezuela was officially founded on July 13, 1833 for the purpose of providing the Venezuelans of that time with the opportunity to gain an education. The main Headquarters of the National Library of Venezuela are located in Caracas, were designed by Architect Tomás Sanabria, being started in 1981, and occupied in 1989. In this building, an assorted range of design determinants, specialized construction techniques, environmental features of a state of the art library construction and sophisticated operating and control system are brought together. It was designed to house up to 5,800,000 volumes and sit up to 1,700 users in 11 reading rooms.
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Biblioteca Nacional on Map

Sight Name: Biblioteca Nacional
Sight Location: Caracas, Venezuela
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Caracas, Venezuela

Create Your Own Walk in Caracas

Create Your Own Walk in Caracas

Creating your own self-guided walk in Caracas is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Architectural Jewels

Architectural Jewels

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Caracas Introduction Walk

Caracas Introduction Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Top Religious Buildings

Top Religious Buildings

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Caracas Museums Tour

Caracas Museums Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles