"Spain's National Library and Museum" Madrid Things to Do Tip by barbskie

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As we did our tour per pedes, our second stop was here, an impressive building of Spain’s National Library built during the reign of Isabel II in the 19th century.. A neoclassical architecture located in Paseo de Recolletos close to the Columbus Square. The facade is very spectacular featuring three entrance archways with wrought iron gates. The upper gallery is decorated with Corinthian columns and carvings. On the grand main staircase are statues of San Isidoro and Alfonso El Sabio. More images stand alongside of rhe main doors like Lope de Vega, Cervantes, Luis Vives, Nebrija and other Spanish writers. According to writings , it contains five million books.
The popular attactions in the neighbourhood are Retiro and Paseo del Prado





Opening times:
Mon-Fri 9A.M.- 9P.M.
Sat 9 A.M -2 P.M.


Admission: Free

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 7, 2007
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