The greatest testament to human learning is libraries, and whether they stand as reminders of history or feature modern architectureto impress, these 11 stunning libraries are some of the most beautiful in the world:
St. Florian Monastery Library Sankt Florian, Austria
Built during the late Baroque period, this library is one of the oldest and most impressive libraries in Austria. A total of 108,000 of the library’s 150,000 volumes date back to before 1900.
Bodleian Library Oxford, UK
Housed on the grounds of the University of Oxord, the Bodleian Library first opened to scholars in 1602, and is now used by students and scholars from all over the world.
Trinity College Old Library Dublin, Ireland
The Old Library was built between 1712 and 1732. The main chamber, called the Long Room, houses 200,000 of the library’s oldest books. It is nearly 65 metres in length.
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