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Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale

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23 Aug 2018
19 Apr 2018
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Piazza Dei Cavalleggeri 1, 50122, Florence, Italy
Santa Croce
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

We tried to enter as the building looked nice and I wanted to just peek inside and perhaps escape some heat. We tried and tried to go inside but couldn’t figure it out. I don’t think it is even open anymore.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Don’t even bother going out of your way to visit this place unless you happen to be in the area and want to take a peek at the building. We had no idea what this place was but it was highlighted as a significant building...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

We did not go inside as we passed it by on our way to the church of Sanata Croce but the monumental building looks impressive.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 24 November 2015

Just walked past this place and took a peak inside. Not worth visiting but the building is huge and great example of Florence architecture.

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed 26 September 2015

Went by on the bus tour and then went there on a Sunday not realizing it was a Sunday, and it was closed, but I must say the building is a spectacular sight. Best across the Arno if you want to get it all in.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

Close to Hotel Lucchesi (25 meters) , Don't forget to cross the road , you have asplendid view from the Arno ...

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Walked all the way here only to be told that we could not enter unless we were students. Asked if being a university student from Singapore counts but the counter staff said no. What a bummer. So much for "knowledge is for all" and Florence...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

We were told by two reliable sources, the main tourist office of Florence and a certified tour guide that we could go into the Bibioteca to see the Grande Salone, or main reading room. We did not want to walk all the way over there...More

Date of experience: January 2014
5  Thank marialulu
Reviewed 20 May 2013 via mobile

Would not let us in even though family members were there. sour expressions and unhelpful. Nice building

5  Thank mynameiseddy
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Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the
Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night.
Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and
artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the
Central National Library. As a hub for young people,
the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a
continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated
by songs and dances.
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13 April 2015|
Response from ValeriaRonzani | Property representative |
The Library is reserved for scholars, like most of the National Libraries in the world. If you want to visit the National Library of Florence, you have to reserve the tour (info on the web site of the Library)
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