M is for Mexico’s José Vasconcelos Library

Today’s addition to the A to Z April Challenge is a magnificent library located in Mexico City. The José Vasconcelos Library is huge. Within the library is a complete whale (Ballena) skeleton on display. And the building is surrounded by a botanical garden.

According to Wikipedia:

Mexico City’s Vasconcelos Library, labeled by the press as the “Megabiblioteca” (“megalibrary”), is dedicated to José Vasconcelos, the former philosopher, presidential candidate and president of the National Library of Mexico. The library is spread across 38,000 square metres (409,000 sq ft) and had an initial planned cost of 954 million pesos (roughly US$98 million).

It’s a megalibrary for sure.

Mexico’s José Vasconcelos Library

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Check out tomorrow’s post as we visit a library for the letter N.

17 thoughts on “M is for Mexico’s José Vasconcelos Library

  1. What a treat to find the Vasconcelos library featured in your series, Lanise! (I’m Mexican.) Outstanding photographs, too–thank you for sharing 🙂 With all the flak Mexico’s getting for crime and drugs and kidnappings, any sort of positive note is very welcome. On behalf of my fellow Mexicans, THANK YOU 🙂

    And thank you, too, for the visit over at Life In Dogs — and for adopting a rescue dog. You’re a hero. Period.

  2. you adopted a rescue dog? This is the most wonderful thing!
    What an amazing library. Coming to see you make me feel better about never getting to see the libraries of the ancients…which I spent so much of my childhood reading about.
    Thank you! jean

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