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Biblioteca delle Oblate

Library with a View

View from the Library Terrace

Since 1953, the 14th-century convent of the Oblate has housed the city's historical archives, which were originally located in the Palazzo Vecchio, as well as a contemporary section.

It has recently had a facelift, and today is the most popular public library in the city, the only one where you can take a break from the books and hit the caffeteria for an aperitivo on the altana, the former drying terrace just under the roof, and drink in a stunning view of Brunelleschi's dome.

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Via dell'Oriuolo 26

Hours Mon 2pm-10pm, Tues-Sat 9am-midnight. Closed Sun and the first half of August.

Adm Free



+39 055 2616512

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Giaccai, Creative Commons License, Sailko, GNU Creative Commons License