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A Modern Library Perched On A Mountainside Is A Source Of Civic Pride
The Biblioteca España was built in 2009 as part of a redevelopment effort in Medellín, and has rightly become a source of civic pride. The library was built high in the mountainside barrio of Santo Domingo, to be not only a library and community center, but an inspiration to all who can see it. We visited on a weekday afternoon to find it buzzing with activity, including a well-attended youth orchestra concert in its auditorium. Take the Metrocable, a gondola line included in the city's metro system, for a stunning view on the way up.
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