Bibliothek Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut, Zurich

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Library
At Bibliothek Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut, admire the work of Santiago Calatrava, one of the most renowned contemporary architects. Opened in 2004 after 15 years of construction, the library is located in a courtyard of a 1908 building. It is a true hidden gem, since the large dome that covers the 30 m ( ft) atrium is not visible from the street. To visit Bibliothek Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut and get the most from your holiday in Zurich, create itinerary details personal to you using our Zurich trip maker tool.
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  • If you like architecture, and Santiago Calatrava, go visit the Rechtsbibliothek. It's unassuming from the outside as it is housed in an old building. The inside is stunning and very modern. Beware...  more »
  • This is a library! To study! It's not a museum or an event place. And all those tourists disturbing the peace and quiet oggling the students and the library are more than annoying! Go see Stadelhofen....  more »
  • Amazing combination of modern architecture and old building! Absolute silence required, no bags are allowed to be taken in. No parking, wheelchair accessible. Beautiful collection of law books.
  • Stunning library, just be careful with wet shoes as their sqeaks echoes quite a bit.
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