10 of the World’s Most Beautiful Libraries

10 Most Beautiful Libraries

If you love reading then chances are you love libraries too. Here are ten of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

1. Royal Monastery Library of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain

The Royal Library

The Royal Monastery Library of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is located in a historical residence of the King of Spain, in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, which lies about 45 kilometers from Madrid. The library has a hall 54 meters long, 9 meters wide and 10 meters tall, with beautiful marble floors and carved wooden  shelves. The ceiling is decorated with frescoes depicting the seven liberal arts: Rhetoric, Dialectic, Music, Grammar, Arithmetic, Geometry, and Astronomy. This library contains a collection of more than 40,000 historical volumes.

2. Trinity College Library, Dublin

Trinity College Library

The Library of Trinity College Dublin is the largest library in Ireland. It serves Trinity College and the University of Dublin. The original (Old) Library is a huge building that, at the time of its construction, towered over the university and city.

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