20 of the World’s Most Beautiful Libraries

For some people it’s castles with their noble history and crumbling towers, for others it’s abandoned factories or lost cities.But for those who enjoy reading, a huge beautiful library is a place of endless pleasure. Meet 20 of the biggest and most beautiful libraries around the globe, as presented by Curious Expeditions. You can find this and more fascinating pictures on Candida Hofer’s Libraries book.


Abbey Library St. Gallen, Switzerland


Real Gabinete Portugues De Leitura, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil


Trinity College LIbrary, AKA, The Long Room, Dublin, Ireland


Melk Monastery Library, Melk, Austria


Jay Walker’s Private Library


Rijkmuseum Library, Amsterdam


Library of Parliament, Ottawa, Canada


Strahov Monastery – Theological Library, Prague, Czech Republic


Herzog August Library, Wolfenbüttel, Germany


Biblioteca Geral University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal


Wiblingen Monastary Library, Ulm, Germany


Stiftsbibliothek Klosterneuburg, Klosterneuburg, Austria


Central Library, Seattle


Library of the Benedictine Monastery of Admont, Austria


George Peabody Library, Baltimore, Maryland, USA


National Library, Belarus


Riksdagen Library, Swedish Parliament Library, Stockholm, Sweden


Sansovino Library, Venice, Italy


Old British Reading Room, British Museum, London, England


Library of Congress, Washington, DC, US

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