When you descend from The Santa Lucia Hill (Cerro Santo Lucia), you can not miss the National Library (Bibliotheca nacional); it is located along the Avenido Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgings.
Do not be afraid, you just can walk in. This library is one of the biggest in South-America.
Inside this Library there are some magnificent rooms. In the central room there was a glass wall which separated the internet section, pretty amazing. At the time we visited the library there was an exposition on comic books.
Also there are lots of stairs in this building; I know what I am talking about, as did most of them looking for the beautiful rooms.
Santiago's most important library is located in a magnificent neoclassical building, just a short walk away from Cerro Santa Lucia. Although the library itself dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, the present building was built in 1913 to accommodate the library’s expanding collection and membership. It is open to visitors free of charge (closed on Sundays) and it is well worth taking a peak inside. The library contains over 6 million volumes and some of the reading rooms, particularly the Jose Medina reading room, are quite charming. If you’ve got a bit of time to spare, it is also possible to enjoy a light meal and coffee at the library’s cafe.
Nao cheguei a entrar na biblioteca nacional nem no arquivo nao me lembro porque mas os prédios valem a visita, tanto por fora quanto por dentro
Yo no fui adentro nin de la biblioteca sino de lo Archivo nacional no recuerdo porque, pero vale una visita solo para mirar la beleza la construcciones.
I didn´t go inside neither the Library nor the Arquives, i don´t remeber exactly but it´s worth a visit just to admire the buildings
It's a beautiful Building and a really interesting place to visit. Though in rhr picture you can't apreciate much,