July 3, 2013

Biblioteca Palafoxiana, Puebla, México.

This amazing library, founded in 1646 by bishop Juan de Palafox y Mendoza, is considered the first public library in America and preserves intellectual and cultural European heritage.

It has more than 41,000 books and manuscripts, ranging from the 15th to the 20th century, plus 9 incunabula. In 2005, it was listed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register.

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