We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Biblioteca Angelica

#319 of 1,971 things to do in Rome
Closed Now: 08:30 - 19:00
Open today: 08:30 - 19:00
Review Highlights

One of the most beautiful libraries you'll ever see. Well worth the quick stop between the big... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Perth, Australia
via mobile
This is the most beautiful library I have ever seen.

It is a working library, so I recommend that you keep your voices down. We were able to walk around... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Orlando, Fl
Read all 39 reviews
All photos (45)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
10 Oct 2018
“Very disappointed”
20 Sep 2017
Closed Now
Hours Today: 08:30 - 19:00
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Piazza di Sant'Agostino 8, 00186 Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
+39 06 684 0801
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Rome
from US$98.80
More Info
from US$183.60
More Info
from US$78.40
More Info
from US$365.20
More Info
Reviews (39)
Filter reviews
8 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Arrived to find a hand written note on the door, that the library was closed for the day. Returned the next day as we were keen to compare this ancient library with other great libraries we had visited throughout Europe. We staggered up the steep...More

Thank J-J2030
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

One of the most beautiful libraries you'll ever see. Well worth the quick stop between the big Roman attractions! Tourists are welcome but there is a limited section to visit. Absolutely breath-taking.

2  Thank rachelxtravels
Reviewed 11 August 2017

It is a working library, so I recommend that you keep your voices down. We were able to walk around and take only 1 picture. It has collections that are very old. It is a short visit but worth your while. It is very small,...More

1  Thank Cricrisa
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The first public library in Europe is still a library and is still public! A beauty and a hidden jewel! I was amazed!! It felt like real life Hogwarts! Pure magic!

1  Thank Miriam M
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We saw the entrance to the library after visiting the Sant ’Agostino church, which is next door. This is a public library that is steeped in history - it is supposed to be one of the most ancient public libraries in all of Europe and...More

3  Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Not really magical but I fully expected the books to be traveling from shelf to shelf similar to any of the Harry Potter scenes. Very impressive. Hidden gem for sure. My family had no idea what they were going to see as we made the...More

2  Thank David B
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the Biblioteca Angelica as part of a "Secret Rome" tour and it was our favorite stop. Unassuming from the outside, it's amazing when you first enter and see the floor to ceiling ancient and rare books. There's no surprise it was used to...More

1  Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 17 March 2015

if you like the smell of old books that is the place to go and see. The library is in use and you can admire the height of the books

1  Thank nine52
View more reviews
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
With three of Rome’s most beloved piazzas within a
five-minute walk of each other, the
Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and
most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful
throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art
galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighbourhood
museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the
streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,276 nearby hotels
Imperium Suite Navona
521 reviews
.12 km away
Hotel Portoghesi
598 reviews
.13 km away
Residence Garden
126 reviews
.14 km away
Antica Dimora delle Cinque Lune
260 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 13,894 nearby restaurants
Che Pasta!
187 reviews
.01 km away
Il Tagliere Toscano Navona
738 reviews
.10 km away
Pietro Valentini Ristorante
314 reviews
.08 km away
Ristorante Al Duello
1,268 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 4,705 nearby attractions
Cinque Lune
9 reviews
.08 km away
Church of St. Louis of the French
5,183 reviews
.12 km away
Basilica di Sant'Agostino in Campo Marzio
220 reviews
.02 km away
Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps
403 reviews
.11 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Biblioteca Angelica staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines