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Library of Catalonia

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4 Aug 2017
“great place for summer night chill”
17 Mar 2017
“Fun fact: Gaudi was brought here after being hit by tram”
The National Library of Catalonia preserves and disseminates the bibliographic heritage of over 3 million documents.MissionThe mission of the Library of Catalonia (BC) is to collect, preserve and disseminate bibliographic production, including...more
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Carrer del Hospital, 56, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
El Raval
+34 932 70 23 00
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Passed by by accident and fell in love with the garden. Saw local people playing huge chess and it's super fun!

1  Thank Siwei G
Reviewed 18 March 2017

It was alight (looks better in pictures), you could hang out if walked too much but nothing much to write home to

Thank Mintchip586
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Second chance I have the opportunity to enjoy a play at the beautiful gothic building in the library. This time a play called L'Hostelera, the set was fab, the wwhole theatre was a restaurant, an italian fonda, with wine, and dishes on teh table, because...More

Thank SandraSzasz
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The library is housed in a former medieval hospital and looks incredible. it is very relaxing and worth a visit.

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Biblioteca de Catalunya (the National Library of Catalunya) is situated in Jardins de Rubió i Lluch. Both the outside and the inside takes your breath away. When Gaudi was run down by a tram, he was taken here. At that time this was a hospital,...More

1  Thank JBPurgerFrb
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Library of Catalonia is located in El Raval between Carrer de l'Hospital and Carrer del Carme. It is a beautiful old building. The Library-garden is an idyllic oasis. For rest, reading, playing. A wondeful place. One of many oasis in the metropolitan.

1  Thank LN1946
Reviewed 21 October 2015

I loved this building, and the way it stands as an old-world structure among the newer buildings all around.

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This is where Gaudi was taken after the tram accident. No longer a paupers hospital, its now the Library. The square is beautiful, a real gem. I recommend that you find it! Also, on a hot day, why not walk into the AIR-CON Library, walk...More

3  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 30 May 2015

How lucky these students are to learn in a such ancient place. few hundreds meters from ramblas and a total different atmosphere ... have a coffee here

Thank alex6paris
Reviewed 10 April 2015

The library of Catalonia is mainly meant for researchers, however, access was granted to us with the qualification that we should give room for those who need the materials of the library. You need to provide an ID and fill in a form to register...More

1  Thank intonsus
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El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this
gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an
excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic
spots in the entire city. A sense of humble
authenticity protrudes from the many independent
record stores, second hand shops, and student bars
that seem to light up the streets day and night. The
rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day
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