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10 of the world's most spectacular libraries

Clementium, Prague. Home of the National Library of the Czech Republic, the Clementinum is housed in a series of historic buildings, the oldest dating from the 11th century. With elaborate ceiling frescoes and spiraling wood columns topped by gilded capitals, there is no mistaking the aptly named Baroque Library’s grand ambitions. Containing a selection of unusual oversized globes, it offers a reminder of its former patrons’ quest for worldly knowledge.

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Library at the Benedictine Monastery of Admont — Admont, Austria