Here’s a list of some of the most beautiful libraries in the world, all wonderfully adorned!
Libraries are some of the most incredible places, that not only include a wide range of resources, therefore becoming invaluable to studies, but some also have incredible buildings.
Whether we’re talking about gold-plated decorative elements or frescoes in the ceilings or walls covered in books, all of the most beautiful libraries have something in common, extravagant and opulent interiors that look like they could belong in a palace.
See for yourself!
Biblioteca Joanina, Portugal
If you know Portugal, you know it’s a country with a rich culture and history and full o amazing places! One of the most beautiful libraries in the world is without a doubt the Biblioteca Joanina in Coimbra, an amazing baroque library from the 18th century.
Biblioteca do Convento de Mafra, Portugal
With about 40 000 books covering the walls, this library is one of the most important ones in the country, as it holds many important editions, as the first edition of “Os Lusíadas”. A curious fact is that the books are preserved by bats, who eat the insects that would otherwise eat the books.
Kloster Bibliothek Metten, Germany
This gorgeous and heavily adorned library located in Germany and even though the original library was built around 1265, it underwent several renovations, including the one that granted the looks of today, back in 1726.
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Stiftsbibliothek Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
As the oldest library in Switzerland, it’s also one of the most important libraries in Europe. Founded in the year 719 it remains almost intact until today.
Strahovská Knihovna, Czech Republic
If you ever find yourself in Prague don’t miss this stunning library. With over 200 000 volumes and features two halls, both as amazing as the other!
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