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San Antonio Public Library

600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX 78205

(210) 207-2500    Visit Website

Overview

Located steps from the River Walk north of downtown and easily accessible by street trolley, the Central Library is a destination for both San Antonians and visitors to the city. With its vibrant red color (officially titled Enchilada Red after a name that color contest run by the local Express-News newspaper) and geometric design features, the six-story, 240,000-square foot structure by renowned architect Ricardo Legoretta adds a dynamic element to the city’s skyline. The Central Library’s spaciousness and striking architectural features make it a desirable location for photo shoots, television commercials and film productions. The building was a location set for Selena and was prominently featured in the box office hit Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams.

The Central Library is also a must-see for art lovers. Entering the building, visitors are greeted by the Blue Room by neon artist Stephen Antonakos. Inside, the building boasts original works by many significant and renowned artists: Colombian artist Fernando Botero’s