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Visit the Library

Visit for the general public

For groups

Visit the Museum (60  min.). Mornings, Monday to Fridays. Sign up

Visit the Museum and the BNE General Reading Room (90 min.). Afternoons, Tuesdays to Thursdays Sign up

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These tours include the Museum and the BNE General Reading Room (90min.)

Tuesdays and Fridays at 5:00 p.m. Sign up

Wednesdays and Thursdays, at 10:00 a.m., Saturdays at 12:00 p. m. Sign up

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 Express tours

These tours include the exterior stairway, the lobby, the main staircase, the Salón Italiano and the Sala del Patronato. (30 min.)

Mondays to Fridays at 12:00 p.m.

Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. Approximate duration: 30 minutes.

Without prior reservation. Maximum 20 people. Organised groups are not allowed. Spots are assigned based strictly on order of arrival, from 10 a.m., at the reception desk on the ground floor. Please be punctual.

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School visits

These are for groups of primary, secondary and higher secondary school pupils.

Specialised visits

These are more specific visits and are organised according to the particular interests of a certain group. They are organised depending on Library availability.

  • Visits for institutions (universities and other institutional organisations) and for library science, archive and documentation professionals.   Reservations: By telephone 91 580 78 94 or email


Open Day

The Biblioteca Nacional de España holds its traditional Open Day at least once a year. As well as a tour of the building, including areas to which access is normally restricted, some of the unique pieces in the institution's holdings are displayed.

The date, time, route and type of access are announced in advance.