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Jose Maria Lafragua Library

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The Jose Maria Lafragua Library is inside the former Colegio de Santa Cruz College in Tlatelolco. The archive is run by the Federal Secretary of Foreign Affairs. It shouldn’t be confused with the arguably more famous library of the same name, in Puebla.

Named to honor the politician and writer, José María Lafragua it’s been one of the main diplomatic libraries in Mexico since it opened. The collection is rich in historical material on international relations and related topics.

The library is also charged with provides institutional support and information to the Secretary, embassies, and consulates. The collection exceeds 125,000 volumes, including a photograph library, and reserve collection.

How to get here


Caja de Agua Museum at Tlatelolco

Nearest at 0.04 kms.

Church of Santiago Tlatelolco

Nearest at 0.06 kms.

Centro Cultural Macario Matus

Nearest at 0.13 kms.

Mexico City

Cultural Capital of the Americas