Biblioteca Gertrudis Bocanegra

Biblioteca Gertrudis Bocanegra information

Pátzcuaro , Mexico
Street cnr Padre Lloreda & Títere
+52 434 342 54 41
Opening hours
9am-7pm Mon-Fri, 10am-1pm Sat
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Lonely Planet review

On the north side of Plaza Chica is one of the coolest libraries of all time, occupying the cavernous interior of the 16th-century San Agustín church. There are oyster-shell skylights and a massive, colorful Juan O’Gorman mural on the rear wall that depicts the history of Michoacán from pre-Hispanic times to the 1910 revolution. On the west side of the library, the Teatro Emperador Caltzontzin was a convent until it was converted into a theater in 1936; it hosts occasional films and performances.