National Library Of CataloniaCurrently Open [Closes at 02:00 pm]
- Address: Carrer de l'Hospital, 56, 08001 Barcelona, Spain, 08001
- Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +34-93272300
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Library, Leisure, Landmarks, Community And Government, Libraries
An air-conditioned library in an ancient structure is what you can expect at the Library of Catalonia. The national library is not only a great place on a summer day but also a wonderful venue to grab knowledge or dive into fiction. The library building once housed the Holy Cross hospital. Many students have made this their favorite spot in the city of Barcelona. Grab your bit of knowledge and enjoy an afternoon in silence at the Library of Catalonia when in the city.
- You need to provide an ID and fill in a form to enter the library.
- The library has Wi-Fi access.
- Maintain silence in the library.
- For additional details on timings and holidays, visit the official website.
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Good place for relax after walk.
Beautiful architecture in this hidden spot. Unfortunately there are homeless-looking people in the patio that make the place look a bit unsafe
One of the best (no touristic) place to go...
The third-largest research library in Spain by number of volumes, and the most beautiful. Getting into the reading rooms means registering as a reader, but more often than not the lobby is host to small temporary exhibitions. The staff by the lockers will wave you through if you say you have come to see an exhibition, or to ask about registering. For researchers, the quietest corners of the BC are the rare book room ("reserva" and the end of the third nave, at the far end of this U-shaped structure.
You can just go there if you are a researcher and then you have to tell them exactly what you want to do there. It's a shame that it is not open for people who just want to study and work in a quiet area. The other library (biblioteca sant pau) is just far too noisy!! Really a shame!