Biblioteca Vasconcelos (Vasconcelos Library) is a library in the downtown area of Mexico City (Buenavista neighborhood). It was dedicated to José Vasconcelos, the philosopher and former presidential candidate and former president of the National Library of Mexico. (via Wikipedia)
Vasconcelos Library is one of the Mexico City's biggest and most accessible public libraries. Loaded with books, there's also art and exhibition room in one of the city's most alluring public spaces. Is the masterpiece of contemporary engineer Alberto Kanach, a sort of modern conclave built in the…
This massive public library is absolutely striking and worth the journey for anyone with an interest in architecture. Designed by Alberto Kalach, amazingly, the bookshelves actually form part of the building's structure, so that the individual book spines fill the space with thousands of colors. A…
Next to the Buenavista metrobus station, you will find this amazing huge library, where bookshelves seem to be floating in the air. You will feel in a SciFi scene.
“A museum with the charm of times past. The original cabinets exhibit collections of minerals fossils and even meteroites, specimens of fauna and flora of the various regions and, last but not least, a series of landscape paintings by José María Velasco. In the main room the impressive skeleton of a mammoth is displayed. It is a reconstruction was achieved using the bones of 12 mammoths from across the country. ”
“The center of the neighborhood is the Alameda Park with its Morisco Kiosk, located at the intersection of Dr. Atl and Salvador Miron Streets, near Metro Buenavista. The kiosk was designed and built in the late 19th century by José Ramón Ibarrola to be the Mexico Pavilion at the World’s Fair of 1884 in New Orleans and of the Saint Louis Exposition of 1902. The structure is completely made of cast iron, which was in fashion at that time. It is thought that the iron came from the Carnegie Steel Company of Pittsburgh. It consists of panels that can be disassembled and a glass cupola. After these events, the structure was brought back to Mexico at the beginning of the 20th century and installed on the south side of the Alameda Central. While it was here, it became the site of the national lottery drawing. For the Centennial of the Mexican War of Independence, the kiosk was moved to make way for the Benito Juárez Monument. The residents of the barrio petitioned to have the kiosk moved to this neighborhood. ”
“Biblioteca de México José Vasconcelos at La Ciudadela park. One of the first public libraries in Mexico City. Historic building with gorgeous architecture. ”
“It is one of the most traditional canteens, not only in Santa María la Ribera, but also in the city. The waiters are those gentlemen who have been working in this place for years, so they know and consent to the usual clientele and for first-timers, they will ensure that their glass is never empty. The food deserves special mention: it's delicious! Whether you order a shrimp broth, some carnitas or appetizers, everything has a very good flavor. ”